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February 2022

Drugs & (dis)order: Findings and future directions

February 14│1:00 pm - February 16│5:00 pm

Watch the recordings from the Drugs & (dis)order's final event to learn about the findings from four years of research, and listen to discussions on policy and practice at the interface of illicit drugs, development and peacebuilding.

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November 2021

Dinero fácil: Exposición fotográfica sobre el mundo de la producción cocalera

25 November 2021 - 27 November 2021

Photo exhibition on the coca production process in Colombia.

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August 2021

Fumigación: daños a la salud democrática

3 August 2021│5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Aerial fumigation of coca crops in Colombia. Photo by Colombia.com

Presentación de los resultados de investigación y lazamiento del informe: 'Fumigación: daños a la salud democrática'

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June 2021

Drugs and development: the great convergence?

28 June 2021│3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

What is the relationship between illicit drugs and development, and what are the implications of developmentalising drugs? Exploring the potential pitfalls and trade-offs of converging drugs and development policy fields in conflict contexts.

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May 2021

Coca, conflicto y desarollo

14 May 2021│9:00 am - 10:30 am

En este evento se hará la presentación de los artículos publicados en el número especial 'Drogas, conflicto y desarrollo' del International Journal of Drug Policy.

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March 2021

Myanmar: why peace remains elusive

8 March 2021│6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This talk explores why peacebuilding efforts in Myanmar continue to face huge challenges despite the country’s democratic transition and formal peace process.

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February 2021

Drugs & (dis)order: Building sustainable peacetime economies in the aftermath of war

18 February 2021│3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Drugs & (dis)order researchers present their work in Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar helping to transform debates, practices and policies relating to drugs and development in conflict affected and post-conflict states at the University of Cambridge Centre of Development Studies Seminar Series 2021.

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November 2020

Borderlands, conflict and illicit economies: challenges for humanitarian action

18 November 2020│10:00 am

The Drugs & (dis)order research team reflects upon the implications of their research findings for humanitarian actors operating in drug- and conflict-affected contexts.

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October 2020

Poverty, insecurity and migration: reducing COVID-19 risks and vulnerabilities

22 October 2020│5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Speakers discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on mobile populations fleeing poverty and insecurity, and the role of research in proposing solutions.

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August 2020

Fragility Forum 2020 – Pathways out of conflict in borderlands (Part 2)

13 August 2020

Guest experts discuss the implications of new research on illicit economies, development and pathways out of conflict in the borderlands at the World Bank Fragility Forum 2020.

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Wold Bank Fragility Forum 2020 – Pathways out of conflict in borderlands (Part 1)

10 August 2020

Drugs & (dis)order researchers discuss their findings from the borderlands of Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar at the World Bank Fragility Forum 2020.

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July 2020

Tough trade-offs: integrating drugs, development and peacebuilding

29 July 2020│2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Expert speakers discuss how we can rethink the relationship between drugs, development and violence in war-to-peace transitions, what the big trade-offs that need to be tackled are, and how can we better incorporate the voices and perspectives of those involved in illicit economies into policy debates. Launching 'Voices from the borderlands 2020: illicit drugs, development and peacebuilding.'

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November 2019

Marginal development: states, markets and violence in drug-affected borderlands

26 November 2019│5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SOAS, Russel Square: College Buildings, Djam Lecture Theatre
London, United Kingdom

Challenging how conflict, development and state-building are conceptualised and responded to, drawing on research from Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar.

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August 2019

Colombia’s national illicit crop substitution programme: voices from the coca farms

12 August 2019│8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Universidad del Rosario (Sede Claustro), Auditorio 1001, Torre 2
Bogota, Colombia

To inform debates on the future of Colombia's illicit crop substitution programme, this event shares the results of a participatory study with coca farmers.

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July 2019

Peace, illicit drugs and the SDGs: a development gap

11 July 2019│6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SOAS, Brunei Lecture Theatre
London, WC1H 0XG United Kingdom
Policy brief launch - panel discussion.

Peace, drug economies and the SDGs, policy brief launch and expert panel discussion.

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March 2018

Drugs and (dis)order: Building sustainable peacetime economies in the aftermath of war

23 March 2018│6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SOAS, Brunei Lecture Theatre
London, WC1H 0XG United Kingdom

Launch event: researchers from three of the world's largest drug producing countries – Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar – discuss the need for new approaches to drug policy reform.

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