The Military Veterans of Columbia University (MilVets), the Human Rights Working Group and the Students for Sensible Drug Policy present a Panel Discussion

“Opium Trade in Afghanistan: Human Rights, Security and Public Health”

Colonel Louis H. Jordan, Jr. is the Deputy Director of the Strategic Studies Institute, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He is recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan where he served as Senior Military Advisor to the Afghan Deputy Minister of Interior for Counternarcotics. He is a graduate from Fordham University in the Bronx NY where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. Colonel Jordan’s formal education includes a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College and certification in Strategic Planning from the American Management Association.

Mr. Jake Sherman manages CIC’s program on Global peace operations and contributes to work on peace-building and state-building. Prior to joining CIC, Mr. Sherman worked in Cambodia for Oxfam GB, the American Friends Service Committee, and the Alliance for Conflict Transformation, a local NGO. He has also worked for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, the International Peace Academy, and Physicians for Human Rights. He holds a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Mr. Don Duncan, freelance print, radio, and video reporter. Reported on the 2010 parliamentary elections, the plight of the country’s disabled, Afghanistan’s conjoined heroin addiction and HIV epidemics, and the country’s first methadone clinic. Currently based in Lebanon and will join us via Skype.

The event will be moderated by Dr. John Hirsch, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

This event is cosponsored by Columbia SIPA Veterans Association (CSVA); Humanitarian Affairs Working Group (HAWG); International Media, Advocacy, and Communications Specialization (IMAC); Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies (SIWPS); Columbia University Students for Human Rights (CUSHR); Allies for Action Against Drug Violence; Columbia University College Republicans; Columbia University College Democrats; Columbia Political Union (CPU); the Roosevelt Institute.