David W. Murray

Senior Fellow

At A Glance:

David W. Murray is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, where he co-directs the Center for Substance Abuse Policy Research.

Biography

David W. Murray is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, where he co-directs the Center for Substance Abuse Policy Research. While serving previous posts as chief scientist and associate deputy director (supply reduction) in the federal government’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, Dr. Murray directed extensive scientific research on all aspects of the drug problem and helped coordinate high-level inter-agency efforts to limit the production of illicit drugs and counter the transnational criminal organizations that control their global shipment and marketing.

Before entering government, Dr. Murray was executive director of the Statistical Assessment Service and held academic appointments at Connecticut College and Brown, Brandeis, and Georgetown Universities. He is the author of numerous scholarly papers, essays, and commentaries; co-author (with Joel Schwartz and S. Robert Lichter) of the widely-noted book It Ain't Necessarily So: How Media Make and Unmake the Scientific Picture of Reality; and a frequent guest on major network television and radio programs.

Dr. Murray holds an MA and PhD in social anthropology from the University of Chicago.

Events
28
June 2017
Past Event
Mexico: A Leading Nation Battles Drug Cartels, Crime, and Corruption
Featured Speakers:
Ambassador Jaime Daremblum
Ambassador Jorge Guajardo
Armando González
David W. Murray
Relatives of missing persons marched in Mexico City on May 10, 2015, demanding the government provide information on the disappearance of their children (YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
28
June 2017
Past Event
Mexico: A Leading Nation Battles Drug Cartels, Crime, and Corruption

Ambassador Jorge Guajardo, Ambassador Jaime Daremblum, Armando González and David Murray on Mexico's struggle against drugs, crime, and corruption

Wednesday 7:45 - 9:45AM
Relatives of missing persons marched in Mexico City on May 10, 2015, demanding the government provide information on the disappearance of their children (YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Ambassador Jaime Daremblum
Ambassador Jorge Guajardo
Armando González
David W. Murray