Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director for the Drug Policy Alliance discussed a new report put together by the Global Commission on Drug Policy that concludes that the global war on drugs has failed. He also discussed the report's recommendation for governments to end the criminalization of controlled substances.
James O'Neill, Executive Director of the Thiel Foundation discussed venture capitalist Peter Thiel's announcement of fellows for his 20 Under 20 program, a non-profit initiative that grants $100,000 to students under the age of 20 to drop out of college and pursue their interests for two years. Peter Thiel believes that education is the next economic bubble.
Colonel Norvell Coots, MD, Commander of the U.S. Army Walter Reed Health Care System discussed the history of the Walter Reed Hospital as the deadline for its closure approaches. Our guest also talked about what happens to the facility after is closes and the transition process for patients, staff and equipment.
Captain Dan Berschinski, U.S. Army and Colonel Paul Pasquina, MD, of the U.S. Army Medical Corps Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation discussed patient care, treatment options and the wounded warriors program.