This program brings together leaders in sentencing policy to discuss various questions, including: Who is — and who should be — in charge of federal sentencing policy? What changes are desirable, and how can change best be accomplished? Why is change in favor of defendants so elusive, even in narrow contexts where prosecutors agree it is necessary? Should sentencing policy at the federal level be linked to its fiscal consequences, as it is in the states? The program will explore these and other questions in part through the window provided by recent developments related to nonviolent drug offenders, including pending legislation to reduce the disparity between federal sentences for crack cocaine and powder cocaine offenses. The discussion is moderated by The Honorable John Gleeson, United States District Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.