FORA.tv Speaker - Beau Kilmer
Beau Kilmer is codirector of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center. His primary fields of interest are illicit markets, community corrections, drug treatment, and the future of drug testing. Kilmer's recent work focused on measuring the size of the global drug market for the European Commission and developing indicators to measure the impact of drug enforcement in Europe. His current work focuses on identifying the community-level effects of drug treatment and assessing the cost-effectiveness of an innovative after-school program targeted at reducing substance use among middle school youth. He is an assistant editor for Addiction and the coeditor of the new Journal of Drug Policy Analysis, and his recent work was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Foreign Policy. Before earning his Ph.D. from Harvard University, Kilmer received a Judicial Administration Fellowship that supported his work with the San Francisco Drug Court.
Kilmer's expertise is frequently called upon by major news media. He is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences focusing on drug policy. Kilmer is the primary author of the recent RAND report titled Altered State Assessing How Marijuana Legalization in California Could Influence Marijuana Consumption and Public Budgets, which has been cited nationally and internationally in major news outlets, and by elected officials across the political spectrum.
10.27.10 | 01:04:53 min
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