AUSTIN, Texas—Barry R. McCaffrey, who as director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy heads the nation’s effort to win the war on drugs, will discuss his office’s drug control strategy during a lecture at The University of Texas at Austin on Aug. 9.
The talk, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 12:45 p.m. in Bass Lecture Hall at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Free parking is available in the LBJ Library parking lot at 26th and Red River streets.
McCaffrey, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in February 1996, is a member of President Clinton’s cabinet, the President’s Drug Policy Council, and the National Security Council. As head of the White House Drug Control Policy Office, he is in charge of the nation’s $17.8 billion drug control budget and develops the National Drug Control Strategy. His lecture at the LBJ School of Public Affairs will focus on how the strategy works to reduce drug abuse and its consequences.
Before his current appointment, McCaffrey was commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces Southern Command, coordinating national security operations in Latin America. A four-star general, he served in four overseas combat tours during his U.S. Army career, including the Dominican Republic, Vietnam and Iraq.