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The building itself is tall, but not imposing and when you walk to it you feel like you are in another world, where old merges with new, thus creating a very interesting area vibe. There are several floors, restaurants, cafe, exhibition spaces and auditoriums, and the debate was hosted at the concert level. The auditorium itself was light and airy, with comfortable seats and a feeling of intimacy with the audience.
Forty years ago Richard Nixon and his administration declared the war or drugs, yet it seems that the same landscape and problems remain and the debate united people interested in resolving this problem or at least having a productive discussion with people and speakers present in the audience or beamed/ streamed from around the world, thus hopefully making us all feel like part of big community.
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