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Militarisation and the "War on Crime"

Hosted by the US Centre

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Speakers

Dr John Collins

Dr John Collins

Misha Glenny

Misha Glenny

Dr Sasha Jesperson

Dr Sasha Jesperson

Tuesday Reitano

Tuesday Reitano

Dr Anja Shortland

Dr Anja Shortland

Chair

Professor Michael Cox

Professor Michael Cox

From the 70 year old “War on Drugs”, to the more recent “War on Human Smuggling”, politicians use militarised responses to look decisive on crime.

The deployment of armies, navies, military assets and militarised approaches can send a powerful message, but have produced mixed results.  This debate, co hosted between the LSE US Centre and the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime will discuss four different areas of criminality – wildlife crime, piracy, human smuggling and drug trafficking – to see how effective a militarised response can really be, and what might be lost as collateral damage.

The International Drug Policy Unit (IDPU) is a cross-regional and multidisciplinary project, designed to establish a global centre for excellence in the study of international drug policy.

John Collins (@JCollinsIDPU) is Executive Director of the International Drug Policy Unit and Fellow of the LSE US Centre.

Misha Glenny (@MishaGlenny) is an investigative journalist and author of McMafia.

Sasha Jesperson (@SashaJesperson) is Director, Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery, St Mary's University Twickenham.

Tuesday Reitano (@Tuesdayjaded) is Deputy Director, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime.

Anja Shortland is Reader in Political Economy, King’s College London.

Michael Cox is Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEcrime

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