News and Upcoming Events
February 15th, 2016
America’s Longest War: The War on Drugs at Home and Abroad
Since 1971, when President Nixon declared the “war on drugs,” the United States has spent considerable resources at home and abroad in an attempt to curtail the illegal drug trade– with little success. The Goldstein Program in Public Affairs invites you to attend a panel discussion of the consequences of the drug war at home and abroad with experts from the Open Society Foundations. This event is free and open to the public.
March 29th, 2016
Peace in Colombia: An End to the World’s Longest War?
After decades of violence, is the Colombian civil war nearing its end? Colombia’s decades long civil war has pitted the government, paramilitaries, narcos, and several revolutionary groups against one another, killing more than 220,000 and displacing millions. After numerous failed attempts at peace, the government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are nearing the end of their peace negotiations in Havana. Join esteemed expert on Colombian politics, Harvey Kline, for an illuminating discussion on the negotiations and prospects for peace in Colombia.