The Global Dimensions of Ohio's Opioid Crisis

Date & Time

January 29, 2019
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.


The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43215

The Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs is working with international partners on four key issues: 1) reducing the supply of heroin and other drugs from Mexico; 2) disrupting the flow of synthetic narcotics coming from China; 3) calling for tighter global controls over the synthetic drug market; and 4) equipping law enforcement authorities in other countries with the best tools to combat narcotics trafficking.

What effect are these efforts having on the flow of drugs into the United States? How has the global community worked together to combat the drug crisis? Are enough resources being dedicated to the supply side of the epidemic? Which countries are working most efficiently to combat drug trafficking? How do political tensions on other issues such as trade and immigration impact our bilateral cooperation in this crisis? To discuss these and other questions with a top official from the U.S. State Department’s drugs and crime bureau, the Columbus Council on World Affairs invites you to join us on August 21, 2018.