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The LSE Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy

Wednesday 7 May 2014, 6.30pm, venue TBC to ticketholders
Speakers: H.E. Mauricio Lopez Bonilla, Professor Mark Kleiman, Dr Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch; Chair: Professor Danny Quah

The Report represents the most thorough independent economic analysis of the current international drug strategy ever conducted. The LSE IDEAS report will be presented to Guatemala's Minister of the Interior, Mauricio Lopez Bonilla. Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina, who as ruling President brought the drug policy debate to a State-level discussion, will then be bringing it to official platforms, such as the UN General Assembly and the Organization of the American States (OAS).

The Expert Group Webpage.

To watch to the video podcast in both English and Spanish, please click here.



H.E. Mauricio López Bonilla is Guatemala’s Minister of Interior.


Mark Kleiman is Professor of Public Policy in the UCLA School of Public Affairs.



Dr Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch is Director of the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program.



Danny Quah is Professor of Economics and International Development, and Kuwait Professor at LSE.