Eric E. Sterling's Event Calendar

Upcoming events

March 23, 2017. Screening of "Incarcerating US." Grauman's Chinese Theater, 7-9 pm. Hollywood, CA.

March 24-26, 2017. Students for Sensible Drug Policy 2017 National Conference, Portland, Oregon. Red Lion Hotel on the River -- Jantzen Beach, 909 North Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217.

April 18, 2017,  Lead-off plenary address: 8:45 – 10:00 – “Behavioral Health, Race and The Drug War” for Town Hall Meeting on Substance Use and Emotional Health in Young People. Apr. 18 - 19, 2017, Virginia Commonwealth University (COBE -- College Emotional Health Institute). Venue: James Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA.

April 19, 2017.  Workshop leader: "The Cannabis Policy Spectrum" at 2 pm and 3:45 pm. A workshop to be presented at 2017 Tuerk Conference on Mental Health and Addiction Treatment, 7:30 am - 5 pm.  Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD. Sponsored by Maryland Chapter, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.

May 10, 2017. Keynote speaker,  9 - 10 am.  4th Biennial Alberta Criminal Justice Symposium 2017 -- International Conference on Exploring Critical Issues in Justice.  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (May 9-11, 2017). Sponsors:  MacEwan University Department of Sociology, The John Howard Society of Alberta, and Alberta Justice and Solicitor General (Correctional Services Division). Venue: MacEwan University, Robbins Health Learning Centre, 10910 - 104 Avenue, City Centre Campus. Details and Registration here. 

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

October 11-14, 2017. Reform Conference on Drug Policy, Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsored by the Drug Policy Alliance.


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. The feature-length documentary, Incarcerating US, at Bethesda Public Library,  Sponsored by Bethesda Friends Meeting (Quakers). After the screening, a panel discussed solutions to mass incarceration: Tracey D. Syphax (featured in the movie -- entrepreneur, author, instructor, criminal justice advocate, formerly incarcerated);  Kevin Ring (President-Designate, FAMM - Families Against Mandatory Minimums; the FAMM founder, Julie Stewart, was in the movie); Jose Woss (Legislative liaison, FCNL - Friends Committee on National Legislation); and Eric E. Sterling (Criminal Justice Policy Foundation and Bethesda Friends Meeting -- featured in the movie).

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
Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, VA

Oct. 22, 2015. Patients Out of Time Subject: Maryland Medical Cannabis Regulations
Location: Maryland Pharmacists Association,  Columbia, MD 21046

Oct. 15, 2015
Sponsor: Haverford College Lawyer Network.
Subject: Is "trial by jury" an anachronism now more common in movies and television than in America's courtrooms?
Location: Zuckerman, Spaeder, 1800 M St., NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036

Oct. 8, 2015
Sponsor: Montgomery County AODAAC.
Subject: Overview of Maryland Medical Cannabis Regulations.
Location:  Montgomery County HHS Offices, 401 Hungerford Rd., Rockville, MD 20850

Oct. 8, 2015
Sponsor: University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC).
Subject: Maryland Medical Cannabis Regulations.
Location: UMMC Auditorium, Shock Trauma Center, 22 So. Greene St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Oct. 7, 2015
Sponsor: Cosmos Club
Subject: History of Drug Policy Reform
Location: 2121 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, DC.

July 20, 2015:
"Designer Drugs: A New Futile Front in the War on Illegal Drugs," Hayek Auditorium at the Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington DC.

May 21, 2015:  “Regulating Marijuana: What New York Can Learn from Other States,” New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.

May 20, 2015:  Lobbying Training, Annual Lobby Day, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Jack Morton Auditorium, Media and Public Affairs Bldg., George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW, Washington, DC.


May 16, 2015:   Featured Speaker at Rally to Change Addiction Now at Fairfax County (VA) Court House Ellipse, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA regarding opiate addiction in Virginia.

May 14: 6:30 – 8:30 pm. “Finding Our Voice in Wellness,” Potomac (MD) Recreation Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac, MD, 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:  Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour Interview With Harvey Wasserman on Progressive Radio Network regarding marijuana.

Apr. 29: 6 – 10 pm. 20th Anniversary Gala, Marijuana Policy Project, Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Hotel, Washington, DC.

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

Apr. 22: 2 – 4 p.m. Maryland Medical Marijuana Commission, Asthma and Allergy Center Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University Hospital Bayview Campus, Baltimore, MD. 

Apr. 9: 7 – 9 pm. Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisor Council Monthly Meeting, Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building, 401 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD.

Mar. 30: Noon, Harvard Law School, “The Bill of Rights and the War on Drugs,” Pound Hall, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA. 

Mar. 28:  4 pm., George Washington University, Students for Sensible Drug Policy Regional Conference, Phillips Hall, 801 22nd St., NW, Washington, DC.Mar. 14: 8 am - 2 pm. “Marijuana: Another Look,” Baltimore City Medical Society, 1211 Cathedral Avenue, Baltimore, MD.

Mar. 24: 2 – 4 pm. Maryland Medical Marijuana Commission, Maryland Agricultural Resource Center, 1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, MD.

Mar. 21: 2:30 pm. “The Challenge of Legalizing Heroin,” Inaugural Public Policy Forum, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.