Tag: international


Studying Abroad? Join SSDP's Ambassadors Program!

Are you studying abroad this year? SSDP wants to know! You can help us build our  international student movement by introducing  SSDP at your university abroad and sharing how it has impacted your life.  Whether you are studying in Europe, Latin America, Australia, Africa or Asia, drug policy is a global issue that affects youth and students all over the

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SSDP on C-SPAN Confronting the White House

This morning the Center for Strategic & International Studies hosted a discussion with R. Gil Kerlikowske, the director of the White House Office on National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). The discussion was attended by a diverse set of individuals representing various non-profit and advocacy organizations, as well as at least one Ambassador from another country (Costa Rica). Kerlikowske started the discussion with a

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Russia's Draconian Tactics Aimed at Drug Users

“A total war on drugs” was just announced by the Speaker of the Russian Duma, Boris Gryzlov. The Guardian reports that Gryzlov, a close ally of Prime Minister Putin, wants drug dealers “treated like serial killers.” The hard-line, criminal justice approach flies in the face of recent suggestions to treat drug use as a public health issue. The Russian Government immediately dismissed the suggestion last week

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First Latin American Conference on Drug Policy

Wow. I can’t believe it has been almost two weeks since I returned from my trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the very first Latin American Conference on Drug Policy was held August 7-8. I have finally recovered from my amazing adventures, and I am so motivated for the future of global drug policy. After my visit to Buenos Aires, it has

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