The call for articles for the special issue on ‘Killing in the name of the war on drugs in Asia’ is now announced at:
News & Announcements
Professor Alison Ritter, Director of the Drug Policy Modelling Program, UNSW and former ISSDP director has been awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to education, to drug and alcohol research and social policy, and to professional medical societies. A remarkable achievement.
Congratulations from all of ISSDP.
New opportunity to work on participation and policy with the Drug Policy Modelling Program, SPRC, UNSW (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
We are looking for a dynamic, PhD qualified, qualitative researcher who wants to work with community partners on current drug policy solutions, as well as theorise participation.
A new ARC-funded project will test whether participatory processes that engage with values, community goals and diverse stakeholders can enhance the design of drug policy solutions. Three current drug policy design dilemmas (decriminalisation, cannabis social clubs, and mandatory treatment) will form case studies. These ‘experiments in participation’ will examine how participation shapes the policy design solutions; whether trials of participatory processes generate critical spaces where new innovative policy design emerges; and the productive capacity and constitutive effects of participation.
As many of you already know, our dear friend and colleague passed away this summer. We will be having a special session at the 2020 ISSDP Annual meeting honouring Mark, his contributions to Drug Policy, and the legacy he has left. If you are interested in participating, please contact Peter Reuter (email@example.com).
Information about funding opportunities related to drug policy that may be of interest to our membership.
- The Justice Programme of the European Commission of the EU opened a call for transnational projects in the area of EU drug policy.
- The Internal Security Fund-Police of the European Union opened a call for projects aiming to improve law enforcement in the area of illicit drug trafficking.
- COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks – connects research initiatives across Europe and beyond and enable researchers and innovators to grow their ideas in any science and technology field by sharing them with their peers. COST Actions are bottom-up networks with a duration of four years that boost research, innovation and careers.
Congratulations to Jack Spicer @jackhspicer for winning the best Early Career Researcher award at the 2019 ISSDP Conference in Paris for his work on “Between gang talk and prohibition: scapegoating and the transfer of responsibility for County Lines”