Revolutions in the Afghan Desert Part of the LSE Literary Festival 2017
The story of how vast areas of desert in Afghanistan have been transformed into farming land through the use of revolutionary new technologies in the poppy and opium trade. This event was part of the IDEAS exhibition on the topic, and included insight from satellite imagery.
Drug Policies Beyond the 'War on Drugs'? Part of the LSE Works lecture series
As countries examine new ways of managing drugs beyond the failed 'war on drugs' model, this event explored the future of drug policy and the role of LSE research in driving government policies around the world.
The Legacy of Peace: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos
LSE IDEAS was honoured to welcome President of Colombia and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Juan Manuel Santos to the LSE. The President gave insight into the peace process, spoke about Colombia's environmental policies inspired by the Stern Report, and revealed his favourite memory of being an LSE student.
After the Drug Wars report launch
In this event, contributors to After the Drug Wars from the LSE Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy set out a new framework for drug control based on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Ending the Drug Wars report launch
Members of the Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy present the evidence from their report Ending the Drug Wars.
IDPP regularly hosts high level policy develpoment events. IDPP policy events are international and innovative.
The Economics of NPS Markets: Evaluating Regulatory Options Globally, Vienna
LSE IDEAS and the Government of Switzerland co-hosted this fringe event at the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, held in Vienna in March 2017, on the recent emergence of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) internationally.
IDEAS-GIZ Innovation Lab on Drug Policies and Human Development, London
The Innovation Lab is an active policymaking event. Working in small groups, global experts and policymakers debate and design policies and interventions in specific areas of drugs-related development. The Innovation Lab is held by LSE IDEAS and the GIZ Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development (GPDPD).
The second Innovation Lab was at LSE in Feburary 2017.
Policy Planning Workshop: Illicit Drug Production and the Search for Peace in Colombia, Bogotá Supported by the British Council Newton Fund.
LSE IDEAS and the Research Centre on Drugs and Security at the Universidad de los Andes held intensive expert workshops and seminars to plan for implementing the peace agreements and design new approaches to drug policy in Colombia in November 2016. They also gave private briefings to congressional representatives and senatorial staffers currently drafting legislative reforms.
IDEAS-GIZ Innovation Lab on Drug Policies and Human Development, Rome
The first Innovation Lab was held in October 2016 at the LUISS School of Governance in Rome.
Policy Planning Workshop: After the Drug Wars
To accompany the launch of After the Drug Wars, the Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy held a two-day policy Planning Workshop at LSE. The workshop opened with a keynote from H.E. Néstor Osorio Londoño, Ambassador of Colombia to the UK. Watch the short film from this workshop on YouTube.
New Challenges in Colombia's Anti-Drugs Policy, Bogotá
LSE IDEAS co-hosted this event held at the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá in January 2016 with the Fundación Buen Gobierno and the Research Centre on Drugs and Security at the Universidad de los Andes. Colombian President Santos and his cabinet were in attendance and were presented with an advance copy of IDPP's After the Drug Wars report.
Policy Planning Workshop: Shifting Drug Strategies in Ireland and the UK
The International Drug Policy Unit hosted a high-level policy planning workshop for civil servants and experts from around the world, with a keynote speech by current Irish Minister with responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy, Adhán O’Ríordáin. View the Twitter debate from this workshop on Storify.
Policy Planning Workshop: Cannabis Legalisation in the United States
This workshop examined the impact of moves by several US states such as Colorado to legalise cannabis consumption, including the policy implications for the rest of the world. View the Twitter debate from this workshop on Storify.