The International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) is a society of scholars committed to advancing drug policy research.
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CALL for NOMINATIONS for two ISSDP BOARD members
Nominations are invited to fill two vacancies on the Board of ISSDP. Deadline for nominations July 17, 2020.
The Board of ISSDP consists of the President (Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, USA and the Vice-President (Caitlin Hughes, Australia) and seven other members (Rebecca Askew (ISSDP Secretary/Treasurer) UK; Rosario Queirolo, Uruguay; Alejandro Madrazo, Mexico; Kari Lancaster, Australia; Kawal Deep Kour, India; Alex Stevens, UK; Nicola Singleton, Portugal). Founding President Peter Reuter, USA is an ex-officio Board attendant. This election is to fill the spots currently being held by Nicola Singleton (who is stepping down) and Rebecca Askew (who is eligible to stay on the board for another 4 years, but is looking to replace herself as Secretary/Treasurer).
The formal role of the Board is to manage the property and business of the Society and to ensure it is achieving its stated goals: this involves in practice such matters as discussions on conferences, meetings, mentoring, relations with other associations and journals, including the development of special issues, and the principles/policies of ISSDP. It is a rule of the constitution of ISSDP that Board members must be drawn from at least four different countries. We wish particularly to encourage nominations from European and Asian countries. Each member of the Board is considered to represent the country of his or her primary institutional affiliation, regardless of country of birth or citizenship. The Board is elected from and by the membership. They are the Charity Trustees of the Society.
Nominations are invited to fill two positions on the Board, one of which would be willing to be elected Secretary/Treasurer by Board and as such much be from the UK (because that is where the ISSDP bank account is). Board members serve for a term of four years. It is envisaged that new terms will start in September 2020 (formally commencing at the ISSDP annual general assembly meeting in early September 2020). Dr. Askew has agreed to stay on to train the incoming Secretary/Treasurer for an additional year.
Nominations should be made by a proposer and seconder who should both be members of ISSDP. The proposer and seconder should ensure that the person nominated is willing to serve. Alternatively, you can nominate yourself. Nominations should include a short biography of the nominee, a note on the skills they would bring to the role of Board Member and why they wish to stand.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.
Nominations should be sent to Vibeke A. Frank (email@example.com) by Friday 17 July 2020. Elections will be held in August 2020.
Nominations Committee: Vibeke A. Frank (Chair); Karen Duke; Bryce Pardo.
Annual General Membership (AGM) Meeting
Tuesday, September 1st and Wednesday September 2nd 2020.
Due to the postponement of the annual conference and our requirement to hold a general meeting of our members every 18 months, we will be holding our next AGM via video (zoom) meeting. In order to facilitate participation from everyone given the different time zones, the AGM meeting will take place twice, and members will be asked to choose to participate at one of the following dates/times:
Meeting #1: Tuesday, September 1st / Wednesday, September 2nd 2020
|Los Angeles, USA||5:00 pm PDT Tues, September 1|
|New York, USA||8:00 pm EDT Tues, September 1|
|London, UK||1:00 am BST Wed, September 2|
|Geneva, Switzerland||2:00 am CEST Wed, September 2|
|New Delhi, India||5:30 am IST Wed, September 2|
|Hong Kong||8:00 am HKT Wed, September 2|
|Adelaide, Australia||9:30 am ACST Wed, September 2|
|Sydney, Australia||10:00 am AEST Wed, September 2|
|Auckland, New Zealand||12:00 noon NZST Wed, September 2|
Meeting #2: Wednesday, September 2nd 2020
|Los Angeles, USA||6:00 am PDT|
|New York, USA||9:00 am EDT|
|London, UK||2:00 pm BST|
|Geneva, Switzerland||3:00 pm CEST|
|New Delhi, India||6:30 pm IST|
|Hong Kong||9:00 pm HKT|
|Adelaide, Australia||10:30 pm ACST|
|Sydney, Australia||11:00 pm AEST|
|Auckland, New Zealand||1:00 am Thurs, Sept 3rd|
The same content will be discussed in both meetings, as our goal is to share the latest information with a broad reach of our membership, including:
- The development of a new ISSDP prize for scholarship (including a financial gift)
- New MEMBERCLICKS membership software (more on that below)
- Forthcoming website additions
- ISSDP collaborative opportunities with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime
- Mentoring opportunities
Members will be asked to register for a specific meeting in a separate email. Any items requiring voting of the membership will be announced during the meeting and then voted on via our new membership system. More details to come, but please hold a date!
The 14th ISSDP conference
The 14th ISSDP conference will be held in Aguascalientes, Mexico, June 2-4 2021.
The conference was initially planned for May 2020, but due to the public health risks from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the travel restrictions placed on many members and other conference attendees, and the risks of a second wave in late 2020, the conference has now been rescheduled for 2021.
Julieta Lemaitre Ripoll
Ricardo Raphael de la Madrid
Please email ISSDP2020@cide.edu with conference enquiries.