John Walsh

Members' Advisory Council

John Walsh

North America (Washington Office on Latin America)

John Walsh is the Director for Drug Policy and The Andes, for the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA). A frequent commentator on drug policy developments in the USA and Latin America, John Walsh has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, National Public Radio, and numerous television and international news outlets. He has worked extensively on the question of drug treaties with relation to cannabis, co-authoring the report “Cannabis Regulation and the UN Drug Treaties: Strategies for Reform”, as well as “Marijuana Legalization is an Opportunity to Modernize International Drug Treaties”. In addition to his congressional testimony, publications and press appearances, John has organized and spoken at numerous US and international conferences. Prior to joining WOLA, he served as Director of Research at Drug Strategies and worked at the Center of Concern on the “Rethinking Bretton Woods Project,” an effort to forge consensus on ideas for reform of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and international trade arrangements. John received a B.A. in Theology from Georgetown University (1986) and an M.A. in Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins University (1997).


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