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The Institute for Policy Studies' Drug Policy and Foreign Policy in Focus projects invite you to attend their RETHINKING THE DRUG WAR: A FREE SUMMER VIDEO AND SPEAKER SERIES. Films (with experts to speak following film) will be shown weekly though August 19th. Cosponsored by the Progressive Challenge and the Social Action and Leadership School for Activists.

A Free Summer Video and Speaker Series
Thursdays, noon to 2:00pm
Institute for Policy Studies, 733 15th St., NW, Suite 1020, Washington, DC
Sponsored by IPS' Drug Policy and Foreign Policy in Focus Projects Brown Bag lunch series. Drinks and dessert provided. For information, contact Samara or Jenny at (202) 234-9382, ext. 220.

Thursday, June 24:
Video- "The Drug Dilemma: War or Peace" (Walter Cronkite)
Drug War 101: Overview of US Policy
Speaker: Paul Lewin (Research Director, Common Sense for Drug Policy)

Thursday, July 1:
Video- "Seeds of War" (Australian documentary)
A History of the US War on Drugs
Speakers: William Chambliss (Author and Professor, GWU) and Carol Bergman (Research and Policy Reform Center)

Thursday, July 8:
Video- "America's War on Drugs" (America's Defense Monitor)
Addicted to Failure: the US Drug War Overseas
Speakers: Coletta Youngers (Washington Office on Latin America) and Peter Zirnite (DC-based journalist)

Thursday, July 15:
Video- "Unholy Alliance" (The CIA,the Afghan War, and heroin trafficking) Covert Operations and the Drug Trade Speaker: Bob Parry (Editor and Publisher, I.F. Magazine)

Thursday, July 22:
Video- "Sex, Drugs, and Democracy" (The Dutch Model)
International Drug Policy and Alternatives
Speaker: Scott Ehlers (Senior Policy Analyst, Drug Policy Foundation)

Thursday, July 29:
Video- "Snitch" (PBS Frontline documentary)
How the System Operates: Police, Prosecutors, and Drug Laws
Speaker: Eric Sterling (President, Criminal Justice Policy Foundation)

Thursday, August 5: Video- "The Corner" (Nightline program on a Baltimore drug market)
Race, Poverty, and the Drug Economy
Speaker: Cheryl Epps (DC-based drug policy expert)

Thursday, August 12:
Video- "Women of Substance" (Mothers and Addiction)
Other Casualties of the Drug War: Women and Students
Speakers: Diane Riley (invited)(International Harm Reduction Network) and Adam Smith (Associate Director, DRCnet)

Thursday, August 19:
Video- "The Legacy" (PBS documentary)
Three Strikes and Other Legislative Hysteria
Speakers: Vincent Schiraldi (Executive Director, Justice Policy Institute) and Rep. Barbara Lee D-CA (invited)

Visit http://www.ips-dc.org for information about the Institute for Policy Studies and links to the programs that are sponsoring this series.

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