Date: Monday 15 February 2016
Time:  6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers:  Dr John Collins, Dr Joanne Csete, Dr Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, Javier Segredo
Chair: Professor Danny Quah

Launch event for the LSE Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy report 'After the Drug Wars'.

As the UN meets to form the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs in 2016 many member states are examining how to roll back the war on drugs and institute new policies. The LSE Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy will provide a new framework for global drug control efforts, grounded in public health, sustainable development and human rights.


John Collins is Executive Director of the International Drug Policy Project (IDPP).

Joanne Csete is an Adjunct Professor of Public Health at Columbia University.

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

Javier Segredo is the Regional Democratic Governance and Citizen Security Advisor at the UN Development Programme.

Professor Danny Quah is Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre.

LSE IDEAS (@LSEIDEAS) is a foreign policy think-tank within LSE's Institute for Global Affairs. 

Event Information:

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