April 8, 2011
of the Drug Policy Project, Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), presents “Addicted to Failure: U.S. Drug War Policy in the Americas” on April 20. Tree, an internationally acclaimed human rights
advocate and drug war policy analyst, focuses on policies concerning
international drug control, counterinsurgency, and counterterrorism. In
recent years, the Drug Policy Project has focused on the attendant collateral
damage caused by U.S. drug war efforts in Colombia, Mexico, and Bolivia.
Establishing humane and sustainable alternatives to the drug war fits
into the IPS mandate as one of the major contemporary social justice issues at
home and abroad.
Tree has been featured in more than a dozen documentaries and
collaborated with Dr. Gar Alperovitz on The
Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb and the Architecture of an American Myth
(Knopf, 1995). He was also associate editor of Covert Action Quarterly, an award-winning magazine of investigative
journalism, and worked at the International Human Rights Law Group.
Currently, he serves on the boards of Witness for Peace and the Andean
Free and open to the public, Tree’s presentation is set for
April 20 at 6 p.m. in Wyckoff Auditorium.
This lecture is co-sponsored by Witness for Peace Northwest
and the Seattle University Core Track in Diversity, Citizenship, and Social Justice and the International Studies Department and
Latin American Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences.
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