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Ethan Nadelmann to Speak on
Drug Policy Reform Nov. 30

 MAILED:  Nov. 15, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — Ethan Nadelmann, widely regarded as the outstanding proponent of drug policy reform in the United States and abroad, will speak Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The Forum will present his address, titled "Building a Political Movement to End the War on Drugs," at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena.

Described by Rolling Stone magazine as "the point man for drug-policy-reform efforts," Nadelmann is the author of "Cops Across Borders: The Internationalization of U.S. Criminal Law Enforcement" (1993), and a highly regarded expert on the international aspects of crime and law enforcement.

In 1994, Nadelmann founded the Lindesmith Center, a leading drug policy institute created with the philanthropic support of George Soros. In 2000, the center merged with another organization to form the Drug Policy Alliance, which advocates for drug policies grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. Nadelmann serves as its executive director.

Nadelmann's writings on drug policy have appeared in numerous scholarly and mainstream journals and publications, including Science, Rolling Stone, National Review, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, The Public Interest, Daedalus and American Heritage. He also co-edited the book "Psychoactive Drugs and Harm Reduction: From Faith to Science" (1993).

His critiques of U.S. drug control policies and recommendations regarding harm reduction strategies and other alternatives to punitive drug prohibition have attracted international attention and played a decisive role in stimulating the growing debate over drug policy worldwide. He has spoken directly to diverse audiences throughout the world and appeared on scores of radio and TV programs, including ABC's "Nightline"; NBC's "Today" and "The NBC Nightly News"; CBS's "48 Hours" and "The CBS Morning News"; CNN's "Larry King Live" and "Crossfire"; and public television's "Firing Line" and "The MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour."

Ethan Nadelmann received his law degree, as well as his bachelor's and doctoral degrees in political science, from Harvard University and a master's degree in international relations from the London School of Economics. From 1987 to 1994 he served as an assistant professor of politics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Tickets are $7 for the public, $5 for those 62 and older and UW System or Chippewa Valley Technical College faculty and staff, and $3 for those 17 and younger and UW System or CVTC students. Tickets are available at the Service Center counter in the east lobby of Davies Center and also will be sold at the door. The Service Center is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Patrons may also charge their tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call (715) 836-3727 - or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.

Wisconsin Public Radio and Community Television have contributed generous promotional support to The Forum. Park Inn and Suites Eau Claire (715-838-9989) at 3340 Mondovi Road is the exclusive accommodations partner for The Forum.

Funded by the students of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, The Forum is administered by the Activities and Programs office.

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Updated: November 12, 2004