Lee Brown to Lead International AntiCrime Task Force

first_imgShareCONTACT: Philip Montgomery PHONE: (713) 831-4792 LEE BROWN TO LEAD INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CRIME TASK FORCE Lee P. Brown, a Rice professor of sociology and the former U.S. “drug czar,” has been named to lead an international anti-crime task force charged with forming alliances between the public and private sectors to fight criminal activity. The Conference of World Regions, a global, non-profit forum for the discussion of public policy issues involving activities that ignore national boundaries, announced today in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, the creation of The Task Force on Civil Protection and Public Safety and introduced Brown as the newly appointedinternational chair. The task force will bring together representatives from the global criminal justice community, regional governments, and private industry to address issues on criminal activity, such as illegal drug trafficking, organized crime, terrorism, counterfeiting, money laundering, extortion and crime-related violence. As the former “drug czar,” Brown headed the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. He is now Rice’s Radoslav A. Tsanoff Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences and a Senior Institute Fellow at the James A. Baker III Institute forPublic Policy. Brown is in The Netherlands today for the announcement. He will return to Rice on Friday, May 17. For more information about the task force or the Conference of World Regions, call Hans Stoop, Rotterdam Police, Bureau of Communications at 011-31-10-424-3035, or Anton van der Lande inBrussels at 011-32-2-772-4736. ### AddThislast_img read more