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Nixon Legacy Forum – No Final Victories: Lessons from President Nixon’s Drug Abuse Initiatives
  • Date: Friday, May 04, 2018
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

In response to the growing drug abuse problem in the late 1960s and early 1970s, President Richard Nixon’s created America’s first Drug Czar; enhanced law enforcement; and centralized programs for drug abuse education, treatment, rehabilitation, research, and training. A panel of officials from that era, including John Coleman, a 33-year career officer with the Federal Bureau of Narcotics; Jeffrey Donfeld, Assistant Director, Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention (1972–73), and Dr. Robert DuPont, Founding Administrator, Narcotics Treatment Administration (1970–73), will discuss the shifts in focus that produced dramatic results, but no final victories.

Presented in partnership with the Richard Nixon Foundation.

All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.

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