Criminal Justice Reform, Drug Policy, and Border Security

Led by Gil Kerlikowske – Thursday at 4:00 PM in FDR

Overview

The sessions are focused on individual topics and they may seem as disparate topics but the guests and the discussion will show the interrelationship and overlap these sessions have.  For example, border security involves to a large extent the resources and personnel of the U.S. Border Patrol but this agency has come under significant review surrounding complaints about the use of force.  Current drug policy and enforcement also means putting the criminal justice system into the public health and drug treatment world.


February 16

Border Security

Ron Nixon, NYT,  Mr. Nixon will discuss his extensive reporting on border security and migration issues.  He has written about the detection of tunnels and various aspects of the technology being used on our border with Mexico.

Guest Speaker
Ron Nixon – reporter, New York TImes


February 23

Border Security

Garrett Graff, author “The Green Monster”, has written extensively about the U.S Border Patrol and operations on the SW border.

Guest Speaker
Garrett Graff – author “The Green Monster”


March 2

Criminal Justice Reform

Ed Davis, Commissioner (ret’d) of the Boston Police Department will discuss criminal justice reform initiatives.

Guest Speaker
Ed Davis – former Commissioner, Boston Police Department


March 9

Criminal Justice Reform


March 23

Drug Policy

Nathaniel Mendell is an Assistant United States Attorney in Boston and will discuss drug investigations and prosecution.

Guest Speaker
Nathaniel Mendell – Assistant United States Attorney, Boston


March 30

Drug Policy

Guest Speaker

Charlie Savage, New York Times


April 6

Border and National Security

Guest Speaker

Leon Pitt


April 13

Final Session

Chuck Wexler, Executive Director of the Police Executive Research Forum, Wash., DC, will discuss changes being implemented by police departments in response to complaints on using force.

Guest Speaker
Chuck Wexler, Executive Director of the Police Executive Research Forum, Wash., DC