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19: An end to a costly war: alternatives to failed drug policies

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Global power
english language

What is the impact of a half-century of the war on drugs, in terms of drug consumption, production, and trafficking? What are the unintended consequences of these policies and policy alternatives? What experiences from other countries can we learn from? How can Europe become a leader in advancing evidence-based humane drug policies?

Speakers

Former President and Minister of Home Affairs, Swiss Confederation; Chair, Global Commission on Drug Policy, Geneva
Director, DPA - Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna
Chairwoman and Spokesperson, Norwegian Association for Safer Drug Policies, Oslo
Czech National Drugs Coordinator; Head of the Secretariat, Government Council for Drug Policy Coordination, Prague
Editor-in-Chief, VICE Alps, Vienna Chair

M. Sc. Dr. Ruth DREIFUSS

Former President and Minister of Home Affairs, Swiss Confederation; Chair, Global Commission on Drug Policy, Geneva

1971 Degree in economics with special focus on econometrics, Geneva
1993-2002 Federal Councillor, Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs, Swiss government
1999 President of the Swiss Confederation

Mag.jur. Jean-Luc LEMAHIEU

Director, DPA - Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna

1979-1984 Law Studies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
1984-1986 Postgraduate, International Law, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
1990 Junior Professional Officer, UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Republic of Korea
1994 UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
2000-2005 Representative for the Union of Myanmar, UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
2006-2008 Chief, Responsible for Section of Asia and Europe, UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
2009-2013 Special Advisor to the UN Special Representative Afghanistan and Representative of Country Office, UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
2011-2013 Regional Representative for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries, UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
since 2013 Director, DPA - Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna

Pg.Dip. Jindrich VOBORIL

Czech National Drugs Coordinator; Head of the Secretariat, Government Council for Drug Policy Coordination, Prague

 Professional experience
1985-1990 Nursing in geriatric department
 currently National Drug Coordinator of the Czech Republic, director of a department, executive deputy chair and a head of the Secretariat of the Government Council for Drug Policy, Coordination, Prague
 
 University Lecturing
1991-2010 Founder and Chief Executive of Drugs services, Sdruzení Podané ruce (the Helping Hands Association)
since 2003 External Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences, Masaryk University, Brno
 
 International consultancies, evaluation and training
since 2007 External Lecturer, Medical Faculty, Charles University Prague
since 2000 conducted number of (on side) consultancies and trainings in the area of drugs services development and a drugs policy: Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ekuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Russia, Serbia, Hungary working for UNODC, GTZ (GIZ today), EU delegation, Soros Fundation OSI and for various agencies as a subcontractor

Markus LUST

Editor-in-Chief, VICE Alps, Vienna

2003 Press Intern, Ars Electronica Linz GmbH
2006-2007 Scientific Researcher, Institut für Jugendkulturforschung
2005-2007 Project Manager, tfactory Trendagentur
2011-2013 PR Consultant, Himmelhoch
2011-2013 Editor, VICE Media, Inc.
2013-2015 Deputy Editor (Austria & Switzerland), VICE Media, Inc.
since 2015 Editor-in-Chief, VICE Media, LLC

Political Symposium

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26.08.2017

14:00 - 18:00Professional Programme "Our World's Future"Partner
15:00 - 18:00Generational perspectives on security policyPartner
15:00 - 18:00Professional Programme on Strategies of InfluencePartner

27.08.2017

09:00 - 12:00Devil's diplomacyPartner
09:00 - 12:00Professional Programme on Strategies of InfluencePartner
10:00 - 11:30Fireside Talk with Ruth Dreifuss: women and powerPartner
10:00 - 12:00The 2016 US election behind the scenesPlenary
14:00 - 16:30Opening: values and visions of a united EuropePlenary
17:00 - 18:30Acknowledging reality: coming to grips with the international systemPlenary
19:00 - 20:30The USA, the EU and Russia: what changes does the new US administration bring?Plenary

28.08.2017

08:30 - 09:30Breakfast Club 03: POLITICO morning briefingPlenary
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: War and democracy in Ukraine: what is the future?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: From conflicts to collaborative governance: using open data and collective intelligence to achieve public-sector innovationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: May I stay or should I go? The impact of climate change on migrationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: Military cooperation as a means to overcome security challengesBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: How to reconcile interests in societies with declining social cohesionBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: Alternative facts, provocations and social division: how to deal with populismBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: The EU on trial: 60 years of conflict and cooperation in EuropeBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: Geoengineering: governance implications, technical options and risksBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: Genome editing: governing on the cusp of uncertaintyBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 11: Innovation in a contested environment: from the outside in and the inside outBreakout
12:30 - 13:30Fireside Talk with Talia SassonPartner
12:30 - 14:00Lunch receptionBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 12: Digital Security: Social MediaBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 13: New freedoms, old constraints? Challenges of integrating female refugees in AustriaBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 14: Science-based policy-making in times of post-truth?Breakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 15: Migration and the Arts: Europe's next narrativeBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 16: The Dublin dilemma and the way outBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 17: Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: catching up or showing the way?Breakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 18: Mission-oriented innovation policy in practiceBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 19: An end to a costly war: alternatives to failed drug policiesBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 20: The Arctic: new narratives for a disputed territoryBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 21: Democracy reloaded: what can we learn from bottom-up democratic innovations?Breakout
17:30 - 19:00Security and liberty in the digital futurePlenary
19:30 - 21:00Green Innovation: urgent & important at oncePlenary

29.08.2017

09:00 - 12:30Transformative pathways to sustainability: from perception to changing behaviourPlenary