News

December 2014

December 19th 2014
Now open for applications: the Drugs, Security and Democracy (DSD) Program Fellowship, supporting short-term research that contributes to the literature on drugs in Latin America and the Caribbean, on topics and countries that are central to drug policy discussions in the region and beyond (due March 2) →
December 17th 2014
New in the Drugs, Security and Democracy Program series DSD Working Papers on Research Security: “The Familiar and the Foreign: Local and Visiting Researchers in Highly Violent Areas,” by María Clemencia Ramírez [PDF available] →

November 2014

November 18th 2014
Illicit Networks and Politics in Latin America, coedited by DSD fellow Catalina Uribe Burcher (2012), is now available from the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy, and the Netherlands Institute of International Relations [in Spanish] →
November 13th 2014
"Race, Class, and Cannabis in the Caribbean": DSD fellow Kevin Edmonds (2014) writes on the complexities of drug legalization in an article for the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) →
November 10th 2014
DSD fellow Thomas Grisaffi (2013) has published an updated version of his encyclopedia article “Drugs Policy Reform in Latin America” in South America, Central America and the Caribbean 2015 (Routledge) →

October 2014

October 23rd 2014
Read the latest in the Drugs, Security and Democracy Program series DSD Working Papers on Research Security: "Data Security in Highly Violent Settings," by Enrique Desmond Arias [PDF available] →
October 2nd 2014
In the latest On the Line podcast, Drugs, Security and Democracy fellow Thomas Grisaffi (2013) discusses his research on social and economic policy surrounding coco leaf production in Chapare Province, Bolivia →

September 2014

September 24th 2014
2013 DSD fellows Zoe Pearson and Thomas Grisaffi coauthored a piece for Foreign Policy in Focus: “Washington Snubs Bolivia on Drug Policy Reform, Again” →
September 22nd 2014
New in the Drugs, Security and Democracy Program series DSD Working Papers on Research Security: “Numbers under Fire: The Challenges of Gathering Quantitative Data in Highly Violent Settings,” by Javier Osorio [PDF available] →
September 3rd 2014
DSD fellow Kevin Lewis O’Neill (2011) leads reporter Linda Pressly through Pentecostal churches in Guatemala as she investigates compulsory drug rehabilitation in a program for BBC Radio →
September 2nd 2014
DSD fellow Catalina Uribe Burcher (2012) has published an article in openDemocracy: “Organized Crime, Colombia’s Peace Spoiler?" →

July 2014

July 30th 2014
The Drugs, Security and Democracy Program has issued the fifth in its series of DSD Working Papers on Research Security: "Doing Research in Violent Settings: Ethical Considerations and Ethics Committees," by Corinne Davis Rodrigues [PDF available] →
July 3rd 2014
Drugs, Security and Democracy Program fellows Corina Giacomello (2011) and Thomas Grisaffi (2013) contributed to the latest issue of the North American Congress on Latin America magazine Report on the Americas, which has as its topic "Reimagining Drug Policy in the Americas" →
July 1st 2014
The Drugs, Security and Democracy Program has released the fourth in its series of DSD Working Papers on Research Security: "Building an Effective Research Safety Protocol and Emergency Exit Strategies," by Angélica Durán-Martínez [PDF available] →

June 2014

June 17th 2014
DSD and IDRF fellow Nicholas Barnes (2012) writes about his field research in "Rio de Janeiro’s BOPE and Police Pacification: Fear and Intimidation in Complexo da Maré" for Anthropoliteia
June 17th 2014
DSD and IDRF fellow Nicholas Barnes (2012) writes on the increasingly controversial police efforts to combat drug trafficking gangs in Rio de Janeiro for World Politics Review
June 9th 2014
The Drugs, Security and Democracy Program presents the third in its series of DSD Working Papers on Research Security: "Security Considerations for Conducting Fieldwork in Highly Dangerous Places or on Highly Dangerous Subjects," by Vanda Felbab-Brown [PDF available] →
June 5th 2014
DSD fellow Araceli Galante (2012) coauthored a chapter for In Search of Rights: Drug Users and State Responses in Latin America, a study from the Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law that evaluates governmental responses to drug consumption in eight countries →

May 2014

May 29th 2014
In the latest On the Line podcast, Drugs, Security and Democracy fellows Teo Ballvé (2012) and Winifred Tate (2012) discuss their research on drugs, paramilitarism, and political participation in Colombia →
May 29th 2014
DSD and IDRF fellow Teo Ballvé (2012) writes on land conflict, drug trafficking, and the Colombian peace talks in an op-ed for the New York Times