openDemocracy event London: oD author Charles Shaw asks 'Who's addicted to the War on Drugs?'

22 October 2010

You are invited to join Charles Shaw, openDemocracy author and activist and acclaimed documentary maker and criminologist, Roger Graef for an evening of discussion and testimony of drugs policy and criminal justice on:

7pm, Tuesday 16 November 2010

The Hub34b York Way, Kings Cross, London, N1 9AB

Limited number of places: please email [email protected] to reserve a place.

What is it that maintains our mixed up and contradictory drugs policies – often in the face of expert consensus? What is the balance of damage being done to individuals by drugs and the system of punishing drug taking? What should our social and personal attitudes towards different drugs be if there were fuller decriminalisation?  And why are attitudes to alcohol and tobacco so different?

Read more on Charles Shaw's projects 

The openDemocracy Drug Policy Forum

The Unheard Voices Project


Should we allow artificial intelligence to manage migration?

How is artificial intelligence being used in governing migration? What are the risks and opportunities that the emerging technology raises for both the state and the individual crossing a country’s borders?

Ryerson University’s Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration and openDemocracy have teamed up to host this free live discussion on 15 April at 5pm UK time/12pm EDT.

Hear from:

Ana Beduschi Associate professor of law, University of Exeter

Hilary Evans Cameron Assistant professor, faculty of law, Ryerson University

Patrick McEvenue Senior director, Strategic Policy Branch, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Chair: Lucia Nalbandian Researcher, CERC Migration, Ryerson University

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