Roundtable on Reforming the DEA with Ray Strack

  • Start: July 17, 2019 9:00 am (Eastern)
  • End: July 17, 2019 5:30 pm (Eastern)

Open Society Foundations 1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW #700, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

This event is NOT open to the public.

9:00am- 9:30am – Breakfast

9:30am-10am – Introductions and housekeeping. Facilitators include Michael Collins, Director of National Affairs at Drug Policy Alliance, and Derek Hodel, an independent consultant specializing in management, communications, and public policy in the nonprofit and public sectors.

10:00-10:45am – Session 1 –The History of the DEA – Matthew Pembelton, History Professor, American University.

11:00am–12:30pm – Session 2 – The DEA and the Need for Reform. The panel will be moderated by Jasmine Tyler, Advocacy Director of U.S. Program at Human Rights Watch. Panelists include Leo Belestky, Associate Professor of Law and Health Sciences and Faculty Director, Alex Vitale, Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and author of “The End of Policing”, Sanho Tree, Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.

12:30pm-1:30pm -Lunch

1:30pm-3pm – Session 3 – Breakout sessions to develop principles for reform.

3:00pm-3:15pm – coffee break

3:15pm – 5:30pm – Session 4 – Groups report back. Synthesizing group and discussion on next steps.