Former TTB Chief Counsel to Present New Study on Counterfeit Alcohol at Seventh Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference

Former Chief Counsel for the United States Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Robert M. Tobiassen will release a new report, “The ‘Fake Alcohol’ Situation in the United States: The Impact of Culture, Market Economics, and the Current Regulatory Systems,” at the Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Seventh Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference to be held September 3-5, 2014 at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois.

As part of a panel on “Counterfeit Alcohol: A Global vs. United States Perspective,” Tobiassen will describe the study’s analysis of “the numerous incidents of fake alcohol products in countries around the world that are routinely reported in the news media, government announcements, social media, and medical and scientific literature with the resulting deaths, social unrest, and marketplace disruptions, among other adverse outcomes.” In contrast, the study documents few such incidents reported in the United States. Read more…

New Speakers Added for Seventh Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference

AttyGenHood-webMississippi Attorney General Jim Hood will deliver the keynote address at the Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Seventh Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference to be held September 3 – 5, 2014, at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois. Other educational sessions will be led by a wide range of experts in the field of alcohol law – including attorneys, current and former alcohol regulators, academic thought leaders, public health advocates and others. Learn more…

Center for Alcohol Policy Announces Seventh Annual Essay Contest

The Center for Alcohol Policy is now accepting entries for its Seventh Annual Essay Contest.

Essay-Contest-2014-webThe topic for this year’s contest is: “As states contemplate the legalization of prohibited products, like marijuana, what are some lessons policymakers and regulators can learn from the movement to end alcohol Prohibition in the 1930s?”

Students, academics, practicing attorneys, policymakers and members of the general public are encouraged to submit essays by November 17, 2014. Learn more…

Center for Alcohol Policy Educational Video Honored by National Publication

The Center for Alcohol Policy’s educational video, The Origin of Today’s Alcohol Regulatory System, has been honored with a silver award in the TRENDS All Media Contest in the “CD, Video, Podcast or PSA” category. The video highlights the Center’s republication of the book Toward Liquor Control, which outlined how states could regulate the alcohol industry and safely sell and serve alcohol following the repeal of Prohibition, and how the book is still helping shape policy today. The video also contrasts the effective American regulatory system with the United Kingdom, which has deregulated alcohol over several decades and now faces myriad alcohol-related problems as a result. Read more…

Center for Alcohol Policy Partners with Bill of Rights Institute to Offer Lesson Plan for Educators

US-ConstitutionThanks to the work of the Bill of Rights Institute and the support of the Center for Alcohol Policy, educators across the country now have access to a comprehensive “Toast the Constitution!” lesson plan to teach students about the rise and fall of national Prohibition. Developed in partnership with the National Constitution Center’s American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition exhibit, the lesson plan teaches students about the origins of the 18th Amendment, the individuals and groups who fought for and against Prohibition, the events that led to its eventual repeal and the creation of state-based alcohol regulation with the passage of the 21st Amendment. Read more…


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