Speaker's Biography:

Peter Reuter
Professor, School of Public Policy and the Department of Criminology, University of Maryland

Peter Reuter is a Professor in the School of Public Policy and in the Department of Criminology at the University of Maryland. From 1981 to 1993, he was a senior economist in the Washington office of the Rand Corp., where he founded and directed Rand's Drug Policy Research Center from 1989 to 1993. Much of his research has dealt with alternative approaches to controlling drug problems, both in the United States and Western Europe. He is the author or co-author of six books, including Drug War Heresies: Learning From Other Places, Times and Vices with Robert MacCoun and The World Heroin Market: Can Supply Be Cut? with Letizia Paoli and Victoria Greenfield. From 1999 to 2004, he was editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. In 2007 he was elected the first president of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy.