Online Event | ‘Drug Control and Development Policies’, a presentation from Shanghai, Monday 18 January 2021, 10:00 CET

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International drug control mechanisms are focused on the elimination of drug production, use, and trafficking, through the operationalisation of repressive public policies criminalising these substances and their non-medical use. The implementation of these policies has had a detrimental impact on other global development objectives, as recognized by the UN in 2008 and titled the ‘unintended consequences’ of drug control policies.

To explore the nexus between drug control and development policies, the David F. Musto Center on Drug Policy Studies at Shanghai University and International Development Policy at the Graduate Institute Geneva present the Special Issue ‘Drug Policies and Development: Conflict and Coexistence‘. This event will allow audiences in different parts of China to join a discussion with world experts on drug control and development policy and to engage in a debate on different dimensions of drug policies.

Welcome Remarks:
  • Prof. Yong-an Zhang, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, Shanghai University and Director of the David F. Musto Center for Drug Policy Studies, China
Moderator:
  • Dr. Khalid Tinasti, Director of the Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP) and Research and Teaching Fellow at the Global Studies Institute at the University of Geneva, Switzerland
Speakers:
  • Prof. Julia Buxton, British Academy Global Professor in Criminology at the University of Manchester, UK
  • Ms. Ann Fordham, Executive Director of the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), UK
  • Dr. Ved Baruah, Assistant Professor of History at the College of Liberal Arts, Shanghai University, China

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