Seminar Series: Society and Drugs

A series of seminars convened and hosted by Amanda Feilding


These groundbreaking seminars drew together leading academic figures from various disciplines, along with politicians, policy experts, and other notables to discuss the key issues of drug policy in a confidential setting. The meetings, held mostly at the House of Lords, have been extremely influential in educating thought leaders and bringing about change. Before these seminars, there had been very little academic analysis of national and international drug policies, or their consequences. The principle that drug policies should be evidence-based is now widely accepted, although not widely implemented.

The eleven seminars were fertile ground for the emergence of novel ideas and discussions about taboo issues surrounding controlled substances, and the development of new policy options.

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