In collaboration with the Open Society Foundation’s Global Drug Policy Program, the CEU School of Public Policy presents a series of debates devoted to complex and interdisciplinary issues raised by illicit drugs and global and national policy responses to drugs.

The first debate of the series held in November 2012 focused on the seemingly incompatible objectives of national drug policy—ensuring public health and conducting effective policing. The next public event, Drugs and Development: Punishing the Poor, will be held February 20 at 5:30 p.m. at CEU

The participants will be Wolfgang Reinicke, Dean, CEU School of Public Policy; Julia Buxton, Head of International Relations and Security Studies, Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK; William Byrd, United States Institute for Peace, Senior Afghanistan Expert, former World Bank country manager and economic adviser for Afghanistan, US; Javier Gonzalez-Skaric, Observatory of Crops Declared Illicit (OCDI), Spain and Balazs Denes, Project Director, European Civil Liberties Project, Open Society Foundations, former Executive Director, Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (moderator).

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