Speakers at PRDI's Executive Luncheons on Drug Policy, Fall '99


 The Honorable Nicholas deBelleville Katzenbach

Nicholas deB. Katzenbach served first as deputy US Attorney General under President John F. Kennedy, then as US Attorney General (1964-66) and then as under-Secretary of State under President Lyndon B. Johnson. From then until retirement he served as General Counsel to the I.B.M. Corporation.

Mr. Katzenbach served in the US Air Force from 1941 to 1945. He received a BA from Princeton in 1945 and an LLB from Yale in 1947, followed by a Rhodes scholarship in Oxford, England. He practiced law in New Jersey and New York, and taught law first at Yale Law School and then at the University of Chicago Law School.

He has published (with Morton A. Kaplan) The Political Foundations of International Law (1961), as well as many articles for professional journals. He is active in the American Bar Association and other legal organizations.

Ira Glasser

Mr. Glasser has served as Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union since 1978. Previously, he was Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Prior to his affiliation with the ACLU, Mr. Glasser was a mathematician and a member of the science and mathematics faculties of Queens college and Sarah Lawrence College. He was also editor of Current magazine.

Mr. Glasser authored a book, Visions of Liberty: The Bill of Rights for All Americans, published in November 1991 by Arcade Publishing, Inc. in New York City. An insightful analysis of how our rights developed, Visions was written to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Bill of Rights.

In addition to authoring Visions, Mr. Glasser is a widely published essayist on civil liberties principles and issues whose writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Harper's, The New Republic, The Nation, and Christianity and Crisis, among other publications. He is also the co-author of Doing Good: The Limits of Benevolence, published by Pantheon in 1978.

Mr. Glasser received a B.S. degree in mathematics and graduated with honors in literature and the arts from Queens College in 1959. He has a master's degree in mathematics from Ohio State University and also studied sociology and philosophy on the graduate level at the New School for Social Research.

Born and raised in New York, Mr. Glasser is married and the father of four children.

Joseph D. McNamara, Ph.D.

Research Fellow, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6010. V: (650) 723-1475, F: (650) 725-5677, Email: mcnamara@hoover.stanford.edu

 Dr. McNamara is listed in The PRDI Drug Policy Resources Directory for the Media as an expert on: Crime and drug use; Impact on criminal justice system; International drug policies; Police/government corruption.


Dr. McNamara is a regular commentator on issues related to policing and drug policy, with many op-eds and columns appearing in national new publications, and several books on policing.


Joseph D. McNamara was appointed a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, in 1991. He had been the chief of police for the city of San Jose, California, for 15 years, and is recognized as an expert in criminal justice, police technology and management systems, crime prevention, and international drug policies. His career in law enforcement spans a 35 year period, beginning in Harlem as a beat patrolman for the New York-City Police Department. He rose through the ranks and in mid-career was appointed a Criminal Justice Fellow at Harvard Law School focusing on criminal justice research methodology. Following this appointment he took a leave from police work and earned a doctorate in Public Administration at Harvard.

Returning to duty with the NYPD, he was appointed Deputy Inspector in charge of crime analysis for New York-City. In 1973, he became the police chief for Kansas City, Missouri, leading that department into ground-breaking research and innovative programs. In 1976, he came to San Jose, to become that city's chief of police, remaining there until his retirement in 1991. During his tenure, San Jose (the third largest city in California and the 11th largest in the United States) became the safest in the country despite having the least police staffing per capita. The San Jose Police Department has been a model for innovative police practices, community relations, and productivity, with departments throughout the world duplicating their advanced training and computerization programs.

Mr. McNamara has served as a lecturer and adjunct professor at five different colleges, and is a regular speaker at many of the nation's top universities. He has been a commentator for National Public Radio, and appears often in the national print and broadcast media. He has served as a consultant for the United States Department of Justice, State Department, the FBI and some of the nation's largest corporations. Additionally, he is the author of three national best-selling detective novels and a respected crime prevention textbook.


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