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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?

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

M. Sc. Dr. Ruth DREIFUSS

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

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

Mag.jur. Jean-Luc LEMAHIEU

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

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

Array Ina SPINNANGR

Chairwoman and Spokesperson, Norwegian Association for Safer Drug Policies, Oslo

Pg.Dip. Jindrich VOBORIL

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

Nursing in geriatric department Founder and Chief Executive of Drugs services, Sdruzení Podané ruce (the Helping Hands Association) External Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences, Masaryk University, Brno External Lecturer, Medical Faculty, Charles University Prague
 Professional experience
1985-1990
 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
since 2003
 
 International consultancies, evaluation and training
since 2007

Array Markus LUST

Editor-in-Chief, VICE Alps, Vienna

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

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26.08.2017

12:00 - 16:00 Professional Programme “Our World’s Future” Partner
13:00 - 16:00 Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence Partner
13:00 - 16:00 Generational perspectives on security policy Partner

27.08.2017

07:00 - 10:00 Devil’s diplomacy Partner
07:00 - 10:00 Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence Partner
08:00 - 10:00 The 2016 US election behind the scenes Plenary
08:00 - 09:30 Fireside Talk with Ruth Dreifuss: women and power Partner
12:00 - 14:30 Opening: values and visions of a united Europe Plenary
15:00 - 16:30 Acknowledging reality: coming to grips with the international system Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 The USA, the EU and Russia: what changes does the new US administration bring? Plenary

28.08.2017

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

29.08.2017

07:00 - 10:30 Transformative pathways to sustainability: from perception to changing behaviour Plenary