Watch the most important speeches and sessions from the 2015 Drug Policy Reform Conference, held in Washington D.C.
The Drugreporter was asked to be the official videographer of the conference. We already published our summary movie and the opening speeches. The following are some very interesting sessions and speeches.
Feature Plenary: Drug Policy Reform: A Human Rights Imperative
The inroduction of Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, to the Feature Plenary: Drug Policy Reform: A Human Rights Imperative.
The speech of Damon Barrett, co-founder and director of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy based at the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex
The speech of Deborah Peterson-Small, founder and executive director of Break the Chains.
The speech of Mark Golding, Minister of Justice, Jamaica.
The speech of Liz Evans, Fellow, Open Society Foundations, Vancouver, Canada.
Speech of Vicki Hanson, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
Speech of Kurt Schmoke, President of the University of Baltimore & former mayor of Baltimore, Maryland
Speech of Julie Holland, MD, Psychopharmacologist, Psychiatrist & Author, New York, NY
Speech of T-Dubb-O, Hip Hop Artist, Political Director, Hands Up United, Florissant, MO
Speech of Jeff Mizanskey, sentenced to life without the possibility of parole because of three felony convictions. All were for non-violent, marijuana-related offenses.
The speech of Edo Agustian, national coordinator of the Indonesian Drug Users’ Network,’PKNI.’
Closing speech of Ethan Nadelmann.
Drug Policy & Immigration Reform: Bridging the Gap and Keeping Families
2015 Achievement Award Winners
The Dr. Andrew Weil Award: Charles Ries and Jerome E. Beck
The H.B. Spear Award: Neill Franklin
The Alfred R. Lindesmith Award: Robin Room
The Norman E. Zinberg Award: Dan Bigg
The Edward M. Brecher Award: Eugene Jarecki
The Robert C. Randall Award: Gretchen Burns Bergman
The Robert C. Randall Award: VOCAL-NY
The Richard J. Dennis Drugpeace Award: Ira Glasser