October 01, 2012
Contact: National Media Affairs Office
Phone Number: (202) 307-7977
Inside The Golden Triangle
Please join the DEA Museum for the second lecture of the Fall 2012 lecture series.
October 1, 2012
A look back at 30 years of efforts by the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage and the Drug Enforcement Administration to end opium production and trafficking in this once highly volatile region.
October 4, 2012, 2:00 p.m. EST
DEA Museum Auditorium
700 Army Navy Drive
(please use Museum entrance on Hayes St.)
with LIVE webcast on www.deamuseum.org
M.R. Disnadda Diskul “Khun Chai”, Secretary General of the Mae Fah Luang Foundation, will discuss sustainable development and education efforts for the local hill tribe villagers - a model of success now being duplicated around the world. Khun Chai previously served as Private Secretary of Her Royal Highness The Princess Mother - the mother of the current King of Thailand! He will be joined by Joseph Reagan, DEA Regional Director for Southeast Asia, who will discuss operations by DEA and the Royal Thai Police to end drug trafficking in Thailand over the past three decades.
This discussion will be moderated by Tritia Toyota, an award-winning broadcast journalist with more than 25 years in Southern California television news, and currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies at UCLA.
Sign language interpretation will be provided. For more information, please contact the DEA Museum Education Department at 202-307-3463.