|Sanho Tree is a director of the Drug policy Project at the institute for Policy Studies in Washington D.C. The Project works to end the domestic and international "War on Drugs" and replace it with policies that promote public health and safety as well as economic alternatives to the prohibition drug economy. the intersection of race and poverty in the drug war is at the heart of the project's work. In recent years the project has focused on US drug war in Columbia and it attendant "Collateral Damage". 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. Mr. Tree is also a former military and diplomatic historian, but his current work focuses on US involvement in the conflict in Columbia. he recently was featured in the ABC/John Stossel documentary on the drug war and appeared on Politically Incorrect in April of 2002. Currently he serves on the board for Witness for Peace, Students for Sensible Drug Policy and, the Common Sense Legislative Group and Project Underground.
He has collaborated with Dr. Gar Alperovitz on The Decision to use the Atom Bomb and the Architecture of an American Myth. From 1996-1997 he helped entertainer Harry Belafonte in drafting his memoirs and contines to work as an occasional consultant for him on international issues. He was also associate editor of CovertAction Quarterly, an award winning magazine of investigative journalism. In the late 1980's he worked at the International Human Rights Law Group.
|DON'T MISS THESE KICK ATH EVENTS WHICH ARE ALL FREE AND GUARANTEED TO PLEASE!!|
|-STUDENT LUNCH, FEB. 12TH @11:30AM IN THE UNIVERSITY CLUB
-PUBLIC FORUM "Addicted to Failure, U.S. Drug War in Colombia", FEB. 12TH @7PM IN HALE 270
-STUDENT CATERED DINNER,"Narco Terrorism: National Security Threat or Opportunistic Political Construct" FEB 13TH @ 7PM IN THE BRITISH STUDIES ROOM (NORLIN LIBRARY)
***YOU MUST RSVP FOR THE LUNCH AND DINNER TO THIS EMAIL: [email protected]
|Sanho and the CWA gang after a very successful Athenaeum event on Feb.13th|