Speakers: John Collins, Coletta Youngers; Chair: Sanho Tree; Thursday 25th April 2013, 3pm; Venue: The Institute for Policy Studies, 1112 16th St NW #600 Washington, DC.
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 drug policy expert Coletta Youngers for the Washington DC Report Launch followed by an audience discussion of the international drug control system.
This event is open to the public.
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.
Coletta Youngers is a consultant with the Washington Office on Latin America's drug policy reform project and an independent consultant with the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC). She co-edited Drugs and Democracy in Latin America: The Impact of U.S. Policy (2004).
Sanho Tree is a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. He is director of the Drug Policy Project and an expert on the international drug war.