2016 International Politics and Economics Symposium

The Global Illicit Drug Trade: Confronting Challenges and Exploring Solutions

Friday, October 28th
Robert A. Jones House Conference Room


12:15     Opening Remarks

William Pyle, Director, Program in International Politics and Economics (IP&E)


12:30     Peter Reuter, University of Maryland

“The International Drug Policy Reform Agenda: Why It Misses the Major Problems and Opportunities”

Student moderator: Yuchen Zhu (’18), IP&E major


1:45       Beau Kilmer, RAND

“Marijuana Legalization 2016: Assessing the International Policy Landscape and Implementation Issues”

Student moderator: Kristina Frye (’17), IP&E major


3:00       Alejandro Madrazo Lajous, CIDE (Mexico)

“The Constitutional Costs of the War on Drugs”

Student moderator: Cara Vazquez (’17), IP&E major


4:15       Rebecca Tiger, Middlebury

“(Re) Imagining Drugs and Addiction: The Past, Present and Possible Future of Drug Policy”

Student moderator: Harrison Cramer (’17), Political Science major

Program in International Politics & Economics

Robert A. Jones '59 House
148 Hillcrest Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753