The 2016 topic for the 21st annual Building Bridges conference, "Silver or Lead: Wealth and Violence in the War on Drugs," focuses on the role of United States’ Drug Policy in the creation of international and domestic structural violence, and its relationship to wealth and profit. Through this conference, the organizers hope to educate the Gustavus community about the average US citizen’s proximity to instances of violence that may seem far removed. We hope to create a call to action by discussing this issue in its full complexity.
Keynote speakers this year are Ethan Nadelmann, the Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, and Anabel Hernandez, an author, journalist, and Drug War expert. Doris Marie Provine is the workshop speaker. Attendees will be able learn about the structural violence resulting from the War on Drugs.
photo courtesy of Jonathan Kos-Read.
There are many ways to approach this multi-faceted topic. One thing to bear in mind is that the subject headings used in the catalog may not be the ones you first think of. While you will find many book by searching "war on drugs," the official subject heading is DRUG CONTROL. For works on the legal aspects of hte War on Drugs, try DRUGS - LAW AND LEGISLATION.
Other subject headings that may be useful are DRUG TRAFFIC and NARCO-TERRORISM.
The following databases have lots of articles on this subject.