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January 28: Drug Policy in Latin America

The issue of migration to the United States from Latin America has overshadowed the war on drugs, which has been underway for decades with little signs of progress. What are the roots and the bureaucratic logic behind today´s dominant drug policies in Latin America? Is it time to reconsider punitive drug control policies that disrupt supply chains and punish drug possession?  

Speaker: Angélica Durán-MartínezAssociate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts—Lowell


Great Decisions returns January 14—all virtual—and runs for eight consecutive weeks on Fridays at noon.  

This year's series is a partnership with the Global Leadership and Management specialization in the Masters of Public Administration program at Portland State University.

One of WorldOregon's favorite events of the year is the annual Great Decisions series —the oldest, largest grassroots, people-powered, foreign policy series in the country, which had its start here in Portland in 1953. The series features eight hard-hitting topics selected by the Foreign Policy Association and across the region people organize discussion groups and attend our 8-week conversation series.

As in previous years,  this year's series features some very critical issues that are "ripped from the headlines," as they say, topics that are front-and-center for how the U.S. is and will continue to be engaging on the world stage. 

Also note: due to the pandemic and programs being all-online, we will not be selling Great Decisions books but they may be purchased from the Foreign Policy Association here.

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Discussing the Decisions

Join us for bonus discussion sessions, facilitated by WorldOregon and graduate students in the Global Leadership and Management specialization in the Masters of Public Administration program at Portland State University and participate in a deeper dive into the some of the key topics from this year’s series. These discussions are conducted online, registration required.

  • Thursday, January 27, 12 pm PST: Changing Demographics in a post-COVID World REGISTER
  • Thursday, February 10, 12 pm PST: The U.S. Administration and Foreign Policy: Priorities & Pitfalls REGISTER
  • Thursday, March 3, 12 pm PST: Climate Change: from Awareness to Action REGISTER
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January 28, 2022 at 12:00pm - 1pm PST

Great Decisions 2022: Drug Policy in Latin America

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Add to Calendar 01/28/2022 12:00:00 01/28/2022 13:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Great Decisions 2022: Drug Policy in Latin America Check https://www.worldoregon.org/great_decisions_2022_drug_policy_in_latinamerica for the latest info. Online Program Tim DuRoche [email protected]

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