Eric E. Sterling's Event Calendar

Upcoming events

November 6-9, 2019, International Drug Policy Reform Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.


September 16, 2019, Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform Conference on Re-Entry.

September 8-10, 2019, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law (NORML), Annual Conference and Lobby Day, Washington, DC.

September 9, 2019, Baltimore Jewish Council. Private briefing on marijuana legalization for adult recreational use.

July 17, 2019. Roundtable on the Future of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Washington, DC.

May 7, 2019. Speak to the Interfaith Council of Washington regarding the culture of punishment comparing rates of incarceration of key U.S. states and other nations. Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, Lanham, MD.

April 18, 2019. Interviewed by team of filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Jr. regarding the crack cocaine epidemic and legislative response in contrast with the opioid epidemic and policy response.

March 29-31, 2019. Students for Sensible Drug Policy International Conference, Chicago, IL.

March 7, 2019. Premier of the 3rd season of the podcast, The Uncertain Hour, INSIDE AMERICA’S DRUG WAR. Episode one. “George H.W. Bush and His Baggie of Crack”

January 17, 2019. Address a delegation of Judges of the Beijing High People’s Court regarding the U.S. criminal justice system and the innovative role of drug court judges, George Mason University, Arlington, VA.

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December 28, 2018. Speak after screening of The Sentence, at Drake Terrace senior community, San Rafael, CA.

December 7, 2018. Keynote remarks at the First Statewide Convening on Law Enforcement and and Harm Reduction hosted by Maryland Department of Health, Baltimore, MD.

December 5, 2018. Address monthly luncheon of partners and associates of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA, Greenbelt, MD about drug policy challenges.

November 20, 2018. (Broadcast Dec. 24, 2018) Interview for TV show, “Road to Recovery” by James Sutton.

November 14, 2018, speak to Pennsylvania News Media Association symposium on covering the cannabis industry, Harrisburg, PA.

November 13, 2018, key participant in forum on solutions to the opioid epidemic, Harrisburg, PA.

November 2, 2018, Maryland NORML Facebook Live broadcast regarding NORML policy priorities.

October 29, 2018, Groundbreaking for new Avery Road Treatment Center of Montgomery County, Rockville, MD.

October 24, 2018, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, “Doomocracy Day” policy conference on criminal justice.

October 18, 2018, Speech to Bethesda Metro MD Rotary Club, Bethesda, MD.

October 15, 2018, The Sentence, global broadcast premiere, on HBO NOW and HBO GO, and afterward on demand.

September 18, 2018, Gaithersburg, MD Rotary Club, Gaithersburg, MD.

July 22-24, 2018, Annual Conference and Lobby Day, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Washington, DC.

May 23-24, 2018, National Medical Unity Conference, Americans for Safe Access, Washington, DC.

May 10,  2018, Civic Cafe, Silver Spring, MD, Town Center, "Solving the Opioid Crisis"

May 5, 2018, Rotary District 7620 Conference, Rotary International, University of Maryland Conference Center, "Death and Addiction: Lessons from the Opioid Crisis."

April 20, 2018, National Cannabis Festival Policy Summit, Newseum, Washington, DC, "Can Cannabis Heal Our Broken Criminal Justice System?"

March 2-5, 2018. Annual Conference. Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Baltimore, Maryland

September 23, 2017.  Peace Conference on Addressing Mass Incarceration in the U.S. Sponsored by Hosteling International - D.C.

September 20, 2017. Cato Podcast on Freedom of Religion vs. the War on Drugs.

September 18, 2017. Addressing students in class on Nonviolence, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Bethesda, MD.

September 11-12, 2017. Annual Conference and Lobby Day, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

July 18, 2017. Democracy Fellows. Sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D, MD-8th).

May 23, 2017. Bethesda-Chevy Chase MD Rotary Club."The crisis of addiction and death -- Understanding the goals and limits of control strategies."

May 10, 2017. Keynote speaker, 4th Biennial Alberta Criminal Justice Symposium -- International Conference on Exploring Critical Issues in Justice.  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Sponsors:  MacEwan University Department of Sociology, The John Howard Society of Alberta, and Alberta Justice and Solicitor General (Correctional Services Division).

April 19, 2017.  Workshop leader: "The Cannabis Policy Spectrum." A workshop presented at 2017 Tuerk Conference on Mental Health and Addiction Treatment,  Baltimore, MD. Sponsored by Maryland Chapter, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.

April 18, 2017,  Plenary address: “Behavioral Health, Race and The Drug War” for Town Hall Meeting on Substance Use and Emotional Health in Young People. Virginia Commonwealth University (COBE -- College Emotional Health Institute).

March 24-26, 2017. Students for Sensible Drug Policy 2017 National Conference, Portland, Oregon.

March 19, 2017,  Screening of "Incarcerating US" and panel discussion. Hosted by North Chevy Chase Christian Church, Chevy Chase, MD.

March 16, 2017, Panel discussion on the future of police reform. Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.

March 13, 2017, Briefing on drug control strategy fundamentals to delegation to U.S. from Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay. Meridian House International, Washington, DC.

Dec. 5, 2016. Screening feature-length documentary, Incarcerating US and panel discussion, Bethesda Public Library, Sponsored by Bethesda Friends Meeting (Quakers). Panel: Tracey D. Syphax (entrepreneur, author, instructor, criminal justice advocate, formerly incarcerated);  Kevin Ring (President-Designate, FAMM - Families Against Mandatory Minimums); Jose Woss (Legislative Liaison, FCNL - Friends Committee on National Legislation); and Eric E. Sterling.

Nov. 5, 2016. Keynote speech, Mid Atlantic Regional Conference. Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Washington, DC.

Oct. 13, 2016. Protest the extrajudicial killings in The Philippine in front of the Embassy of the Philippines, Washington, DC. Authored and delivered this letter to the Charge d'Affaires.

Oct. 12, 2016. Lecture to the class on "The Politics of Policing, Incarceration and Race in the United States and Europe," School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC.

Oct. 11, 2016. Podcast: "Criminal (In)Justice" with Prof. David A. Harris. Episode 27, "The Curse of Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences"

Sept. 28, 2016. Annual Economics Alumni Forum, "The Economics of Crime and Incarceration," Haverford College, Haverford, Pa.

Sept. 25, 2016. Vassar College Chapter, Students for Sensible Drug Policy. "Brainstorming the Chapter's Agenda for the Year." Poughkeepsie, NY.

Sept. 15, 2016. Release of the feature-length documentary, Incarcerating US, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Nov. 18 – 21, 2015. International Drug Policy Reform Conference, Arlington, VA

Oct. 22, 2015. Patients Out of Time, "Maryland Medical Cannabis Regulations," Maryland Pharmacists Association,  Columbia, MD

Oct. 15, 2015. Haverford College Lawyer Network,"Is 'trial by jury' an anachronism now more common in movies and television than in America's courtrooms?" Washington, DC.

Oct. 8, 2015. Montgomery County AODAAC, "Overview of Maryland Medical Cannabis Regulations."

Oct. 7, 2015. Cosmos Club of Washington, D.C., "History of Drug Policy Reform."

July 20, 2015. "Designer Drugs: A New Futile Front in the War on Illegal Drugs," Hayek Auditorium at the Cato Institute, Washington, DC.

May 21, 2015.  “Regulating Marijuana: What New York Can Learn from Other States,” New York City Bar Association.

May 20, 2015.  Lobbying Training, Annual Lobby Day, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), George Washington University, Washington, DC.

May 16, 2015. Featured Speaker at Rally to "Change Addiction Now" at Fairfax County (VA) Court House Ellipse, regarding opiate addiction in Virginia.

May 14, 2015. “Finding Our Voice in Wellness,” Potomac (MD) Recreation Center, Forum of the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council of Montgomery County, MD (Eric E. Sterling, Chair) and the Mental Health Advisory Council of Montgomery County. 

May 5, 2015.  Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour Interview With Harvey Wasserman on Progressive Radio Network regarding marijuana.

Apr. 23, 2015. B. Stanley Lectureship, Zamoiski Auditorium, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

Apr. 22, 2015. Maryland Medical Marijuana Commission,  Baltimore, MD.

Mar. 30, 2015. Harvard Law School, “The Bill of Rights and the War on Drugs,”  Cambridge, MA. 

Mar. 28, 2015.  Students for Sensible Drug Policy Regional Conference, George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Mar. 14, 2015.  “Marijuana: Another Look,” Baltimore City Medical Society, Baltimore, MD.

Mar. 21, 2015. “The Challenge of Legalizing Heroin,” Inaugural Public Policy Forum, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.