Speakers: John Collins; Joanne Csete; Chair: Henri Bergeron; Tuesday 26th February 2013, 16.30; Venue: Centre d'Histoire de Sciences Po, Conference Room, Ground Floor, 56 Rue Jacob 75006 Paris.
Since 1909 the international community has worked to eradicate the use of certain narcotics. A century on, the efforts are widely acknowledged to have failed, and worse, have spurred black market violence and human rights abuses. How did this drug control system arise, why has it proven so durable in the face of failure, and is there hope for reform? These are the questions the recent LSE IDEAS 'Governing the Global Drug Wars' report addresses. Join the report editor, John Collins and report contributor Joanne Csete for the Paris report launch followed by an audience discussion of the international drug control system.
Discussions will take place in English.
Sciences Po Event Page.
London launch Event Page.
John Collins edited the IDEAS Report 'Governing the Global Drug Wars'. He is a PhD Candidate in the Department of International History at the LSE and the LSE IDEAS Transatlantic Programme Assistant.
Dr. Joanne Csete is the Senior Program Officer for the Open Society Foundations' Global Drug Policy Program. Previously she was an Associate Professor of Public Health at Columbia University.
Dr. Henri Bergeron is a Research Fellow at the CSO (FNSP/CNRS) - Scientific Coordinator of the Health Chair at Sciences Po. He was previously (2002-2007) Deputy Scientific Coordinator of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, an EU Agency.