The sixth annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) will be held at Cathedral Lodge. The event will be hosted by the University of Kent (School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research).

The invited keynote speakers are:

  • Professor Thomas McLellan, University of Pennsylvania (formerly Deputy Director of the US Office for National Drug Contol Policy)
  • Dr Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of the Global Fund and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy.
  • Dr Fiona Measham, University of Lancaster and member of the UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
  • Martin Jelsma, Transnational Institute

The conference will discuss a wide range of drug policy issues, with a particular focus on 'how can and do empirical studies influence drug policy'.

Scholarships are available to subsidise attendance by postgraduate students and scholars from developing countries. More information is available here.

Abstracts can be submitted here. The deadline for abstract submissions is 1st December 2011.

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