Washington, DC – The Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control will hold a hearing entitled, “The Nexus between the Illicit Drug Trade and Corruption,” in Room 608 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17. The hearing will examine the role and effectiveness of U.S. drug control agencies in addressing corruption associated with the illicit drug trade.
EVENT: Senate Drug Caucus Hearing on Nexus between the Illicit Drug Trade and Corruption
WHEN: Wednesday, November 17, 1 p.m.
WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 608
WHO: Witness List
Ambassador Todd D. Robinson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Bruce Swartz, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Counselor for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice
Shannon N. Green, Senior Advisor to the Administrator and Executive Director of the Anti-Corruption Task Force, U.S. Agency for International Development
John Brandolino, Director, Division for Treaty Affairs, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Vanda Felbab-Brown, Senior Fellow, Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology in the Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution
Clay R. Fuller, Research Affiliate, Walker Institute, University of South Carolina
Established in 1985, the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control consists of seven members, four of which belong to the majority party. The Caucus, which is authorized in law and has the status of a standing committee, has held hearings on strengthening U.S. antinarcotics efforts around the world, as well as addressing heroin and prescription drug abuse on American soil. In the past decade, the Caucus has drafted reports on the West African drug trade and the connection between U.S. money laundering and organized crime.