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A Two-Day Multidisciplinary Conference

presented by

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
The New York Academy of Medicine
The New York Academy of Sciences

supported by

The David H. Cogan Foundation
LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae, LLP

sponsored by

All Souls Unitarian Church
Center for Community Alternatives
Continuum Health Partners (Beth Israel Hospital, Long Island College Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Hospital, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital)
Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
La Bodega de la Familia
NY Society for Ethical Culture
Osborne/Correctional Association
Phoenix House Foundation
Religious Leaders for a More Just and Compassionate Drug Policy
Voluntary Committee of Lawyers

w Friday March 17, 2000, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St, New York, NY 10029

w Saturday March 18, 2000, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036


Program Day One

Friday March 17, 2000 at the New York Academy of Medicine

(1216 Fifth Avenue [at 103rd Street], New York, NY 10029)

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration (for both days or only day one) and continental breakfast buffet

9:00 - 9:10 a.m. David Vlahov, PhD, NYAM, introducing

Jeremiah Barondess, MD, President of NYAM--Welcome

9:10 - 9:15 a.m. Acknowledgments, and brief overview of the two days
Jefferson Fish, PhD--St. John's University

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.  What Are the Objectives of Our Drug Policy? (Chair, Hon. Milton Mollen)

Edward H. Jurith, Esq.--General Counsel, Office of National Drug Control Policy

David Musto, MD--Yale Medical School

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Overviews of Drug Policy Effectiveness (Chair, Henry Jarecki, MD   )

Former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke

Eric Sterling, Esq.--President, Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Impact of Drug Policy on Human Rights and Minorities (Chair, William E. Hellerstein, Esq.--Brooklyn Law School)

Dawn Day, PhD--Dogwood Center

Marc Mauer--Sentencing Project

Julie Stewart--Families Against Mandatory Minimums

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Buffet lunch at NYAM

 1:30 - 1:40 p.m  Henry Moss, PhD, NYAS, introducing

Rodney Nichols, President of NYAS--Welcome

1:40 - 3:25 p.m. Living with Our Drug Policy

(The effects of current policy on everyday life in the United States, and specifically on the professions represented by NYAS, NYAM, and ABCNY--scientists, physicians, attorneys, judges, and others associated with the legal system.) (Chair, Thomas H. Haines, PhD--City University of New York)

Charles D. Adler, Esq.--ABCNY

Terence Farley, Esq.--Director, Narcotics Strike Force, Ocean County New Jersey

Ethan Russo, MD--University of Montana

Lester Grinspoon, MD--Harvard Medical School

Hon. Robert W. Sweet --US District Court Judge

3:25 - 3:40 p.m. Coffee break

3:40 - 5:30 p.m. Panel on Education, Prevention, and Treatment (Chair, Marcia Weissman, Executive Director, Center for Community Alternatives)   


Joel Brown, PhD--Center for Educational Research and Development

Rodney Skager, PhD, UCLA

G. Alan Marlatt, PhD--University of Washington


David Vlahov, PhD--NYAM

Howard Josepher--Exponents, Inc.

Sally Satel, MD--Oasis Clinic, Washington, DC

Robert Newman, MD--President, Continuum Health Partners


Program Day Two

Saturday March 18, 2000 at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York

(42 West 44th Street [between Fifth and Sixth Avenues], New York, NY 10036)

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration (for day two only) and continental breakfast buffet

9:00 - 9:10 a.m. Charles D. Adler, Esq., Chair, ABCNY Criminal Law Committee


9:10 - 9:15 a.m. Overview of day two--Jefferson Fish, PhD

9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Drug Policy and the Rule of Law--(Chair, Chester Salomon, Esq. ABCNY Committee on Drugs and the Law)

Speaker--Former US Attorney General Nicholas deB. Katzenbach

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Drug Policy Alternatives I--General Considerations--(Chair, Jefferson Fish, PhD)

Peter Reuter, PhD --University of Maryland

Richard M. Evans, Esq.--Voluntary Committee of Lawyers

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Panel on Drug Policy Alternatives II--Differing Proposals  (Chair, Mary M. Cleveland, PhD--Schalkenbach Foundation)

Michael Massing--author of The Fix

Drs. Bart Majoor--St. Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction

Steven Duke, Esq.--Yale Law School

David Boaz--Cato Institute

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Buffet lunch at ABCNY

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Panel on International Dimensions of Drug Policy (Chair,  )

Ethan Nadelmann, JD, PhD--Lindesmith Center

LCDR Sylvester Salcedo, USNR (Ret)

Freek Polak, MD--Netherlands Drug Policy Foundation

Alfred W. McCoy, PhD--University of Wisconsin, Madison

3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Coffee Break

3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Panel on Drug Policy and the Media  (Chair, Sonya Hamlin--Sonya Hamlin Communications)

Peter Kerr--Phoenix House Foundation

MiMi Rosenberg, Esq--WBAI


5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Questions and discussion from audience and speakers about anything relevant to any aspect of the Conference



Registration at the door, 8:30 AM, both days

$20 per day ($15 for students). Includes lunch.

Credit card registration accepted

More information: Call Jefferson Fish at (718) 990-1547, Valerie Vande Panne at (212) 362-1964, Henry Moss at (212) 838-0230 x 410

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