June 3, 2020
Live Online Policy Forum

Harm Reduction as a Public Health Strategy for Pandemics

Featuring Maia Szalavitz (@maiasz), Award‐​Winning Neuroscience Journalist; and Author of Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction; Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, (@DrLeanaWen) Visiting Professor of Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University; and Distinguished Fellow, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity; moderated by Jeffrey A. Singer, MD, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

January 15, 2020
Policy Forum

Needle Exchange Programs: Benefits and Challenges

Featuring remarks by Vice Adm. Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, Surgeon General of the United States.

Followed by a discussion with Ricky Bluthenthal, PhD, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Associate Dean for Social Justice, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine; Hon. Tony Rivero, Arizona State Representative (R‐​21st District); moderated by Jeffrey A. Singer, MD, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

December 5, 2019
Policy Forum

Is It the Drug? Rethinking Conventional Views of Substance Use, Abuse, and Addiction

Featuring Jacob Sullum, Senior Editor, Reason; Author, Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use; Stanton Peele, Psychologist and Addiction Therapist; Author, The Meaning of Addiction; Coauthor, Love and Addiction and Outgrowing Addiction; Joycelyn Elders, Former Surgeon General of the United States and Professor Emerita of Pediatrics at University of Arkansas School of Medicine; Mitch Earleywine, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Habits and Lifestyles Laboratory at SUNY Albany; Suzanne A. Sisley, President and Principal Investigator, Scottsdale Research Institute; moderated by Jeffrey A. Singer, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.
March 2, 2016
Book Forum

Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel

Featuring the author Tom Wainwright, Britain Editor and Former Mexico City Bureau Chief, The Economist; with comments by Moisés Naím, Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; moderated by Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Policy Analyst on Latin America, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.