Tag: international

3
Jan

Introducing the Freie Universität Berlin Chapter

I’m thrilled to introduce Freie Universität Berlin SSDP, our first chapter in Germany! Chapter leader Jack Mulligan is originally from Ireland and was inspired by our strong network of chapters in his home country. I spoke with Jack about his progress thus far and his plans for the future: How did you hear about SSDP?  I first became aware of SSDP

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5
Dec

Summary of the 2017 SSDP Nigeria National Leadership Workshop/Summit

Written by Moronfolu Adeniyi, Chapter Leader of SSDP Nigeria. Students for Sensible Drug Policy Nigeria, in partnership with Youth Rise, held a 2-day summit to train our chapter leaders on drug use and policies. SSDP Nigeria’s goal is to utilize student activism and grassroots strategy to reform drug policies in our country. Youth Rise was established in 2002 as part

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1
Dec

Notes For Critical Thinking About Bolivian Drug Policy – Old Oppressions, New Actors

*The following is a translated text, originally written in Spanish by Patricia Chulver Benitez of Estudiantes por una Política Sensata de Drogas, Bolivia (SSDP Bolivia). This is the final part of a three-part series outlining the challenges to sensible drug policy in South America, specifically in Bolivia. It is our hope that these narratives can shed light on the amount

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30
Nov

A Drug Policy Activist’s Crash Course in Decoloniality (Part 1)

Decoloniality, also referred to as decolonialism, is a term principally used by Latin American activists which focuses on unlinking modern society from colonial influences that have been ingrained in the region for the past 500 years. This two-part series by Arturo Lua Castillo, SSDP’s Latin America Policy Intern, will examine how decoloniality is a crucial component to reforming drug policies

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8
Nov

Impressions from The 2017 European Ibogaine Forum

Written by Aria and Miri of University of Vienna SSDP The European Ibogaine Forum took place in Vienna, Austria from September 8-10, 2017. It was the first international meeting of its kind held in Vienna and an indication that a new wave of psychedelic research and culture has reached Austria. Although Vienna is home to the United Nations Office on Drugs

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7
Nov

Notes for Critical Thinking about Bolivian Drug Policy – Prohibition as a Social Construct

*The following is a translated text, originally written in Spanish by Patricia Chulver Benitez of Estudiantes por una Política Sensata de Drogas, Bolivia (SSDP Bolivia). This is the second of a three-part series outlining the challenges to sensible drug policy in South America, specifically in Bolivia. It is our hope that these narratives can shed light on the amount of

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26
Oct

Notes for Critical Thinking about Bolivian Drug Policy – Introduction

*The following is a translated text, originally written in Spanish by Patricia Chulver Benitez of Estudiantes por una Política Sensata de Drogas, Bolivia (SSDP Bolivia). This is the first of a three-part series outlining the challenges to sensible drug policy in South America, specifically in Bolivia. It is our hope that these narratives can shed light on the amount of

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20
Oct

Recapping Model UN at the 2017 Reform Conference

During last week’s Reform conference, SSDP hosted a Model UN that allowed students to gain a little insight into how drug policy works at the international level. Participants picked a country, researched their stances on drug policy, and drafted recommendations that were debated over the course of two sessions on consecutive days. The overall goal of the session was to

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19
Oct

Watch SSDP Israel’s First Live Webinar on Sunday

On Sunday, 22 October, SSDP Israel will be hosting the first in what they hope will be many informational webinars on drug policy in Israel. The webinar will be broadcast at 9:00pm Israel time (GMT +3) via Facebook Live on the Halalit TV Facebook Page. The webinar will be an opportunity to learn about the past, present, and future of drug policy

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6
Oct

Help our SSDP Family in Mexico Get a New Office

Español al final de la página Two weeks ago, Central Mexico was hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that caused a large amount of damage in the states of Puebla and Morelos as well as the Greater Mexico City area. The disaster caused the deaths of 361 people and injured 6,000 others. In addition, over 200 buildings collapsed, including schools

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