The seventh annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) will be held at Universidad de los Andes, in Bogotá, Colombia, May 15th ‐ 17th, 2013. The event is being hosted by the Research Center on Drugs and Security at Universidad de los Andes.
The conference will be of interest to policy makers, practitioners and academics from a wide array of disciplines who are engaged in drug policy analyses pertaining to drug markets, the harms caused by both the supply of and demand for drugs, and the intended and unintended consequences of different drug policies.
The theme of the conference will be “Collateral costs of illegal drugs and the war on drugs: violence, corruption and institutional instability”. This will structure the content of keynote lectures and provide an analytical thread that runs through all the sessions. Papers on other topics such as demand reduction, treatment and prevention policies, etc., are also very welcome to apply.
The invited keynote speakers are:
- Mark Kleiman (UCLA, United States)
- Fiona Measham (Lancaster University, UK)
- General (R) Oscar Naranjo (Colombia)
- Eduardo Medina‐Mora (Mexican Ambassador to the UK) – TBC.
Conference registration will open by January 2013 and close on May 1st, 2013. Participants are encouraged to register before March 15th, 2013.
The working language of the conference will be English. Translation services (Spanish to English and English to Spanish) will be available in some sessions of the conference.