Great Decisions | Drug Policy in Latin America

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Learn from experts about a variety of topics that hit close to home and span the globe.

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Due to limited space, registration is required and opens January 12 at 9AM. Sign up here: Great Decisions - February 7. You must register for each event in the series separately. If you are unable to attend in person, we will also be livestreaming each event on MPL's Facebook page (

MPL is proud to present Great Decisions 2022, our 15th year of hosting this preeminent eight-week grassroots lecture series.

Every Monday, February 7 through March 28, from 6-8PM.

Great Decisions, a project of the Foreign Policy Association, is a grassroots world affairs education program which brings together Americans from across the nation to discover and discuss foreign policy issues. Over the course of eight weeks, scholars will introduce each issue, and participants may explore their own views and those of the group.

Drug Policy in Latin America: The issue of migration to the United States from Latin America has overshadowed the war on drugs, which has been underway for decades with little signs of progress. What are the roots and the bureaucratic logic behind today's dominant drug policies in Latin America? Is it time to reconsider punitive drug policies that disrupt supply chains and punish drug possession?

Weekly Lineup:

  • February 7: Drug Policy in Latin America | Pablo Toral, PhD
  • February 14: Biden's Agenda | Beth Dougherty, PhD
  • February 21: Changing Demographics | Alise Coen, PhD (ONLINE ONLY)
  • February 28: Quad Alliance | Martin Farrell, PhD
  • March 7: Russia and the U.S. | Lowell Barrington, PhD
  • March 14: Climate Change | Elizabeth Wheat, PhD (ONLINE ONLY)
  • March 21: Myanmar and ASEAN | Mary McCoy, PhD (ONLINE ONLY)
  • March 28: Outer Space | Kenneth Phillips, PhD (ONLINE ONLY)



Individuals requesting accommodation for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager Stacey Bialek at 920-686-3008 or Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.