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The Drug Problem in the Americas: Challenges and Approaches

Ambassador Adam E. Namm from the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission will provide his insight on the drug problem in the Americas and answer questions from the audience.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Haldeman Hall 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts and Sciences, Lectures & Seminars

The production, trafficking and consumption of illicit drugs constitute a serious challenge to public health and citizen security in the Western Hemisphere. Coca cultivation and potential cocaine production in the Andean region of Latin America are at historic high levels. Synthetic opioid use has led to a dramatic increase in drug overdose deaths in the United States. Organized crime financed by drug trafficking is a growing concern to public safety and security in the Americas.

This event will be livestreamed and recorded. Please register for the webinar here

Ambassador Adam E. Namm is Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the Organization of American States (OAS). A former U.S. foreign service officer, he served as Ambassador to Ecuador during the Obama Administration, among other senior State Department positions. 

The Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) is the consultative and advisory body of the Organization of American States (OAS) on the drug issue. CICAD’s mission is to assist OAS Member States in effectively addressing the drug problem and to provide them with technical assistance in countering illicit drugs. CICAD coordinates its efforts with an array of international organizations, including the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, International Narcotics Control Board, and the Pan American Health Organization.

The event will be moderated by Peter DeShazo, Visiting Professor of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies, Dartmouth College.

Co-sponsored by the Dickey Center for International Understanding and Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies


For more information, contact:
Dickey Center

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.