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The 11th Institute on Drugs, Crime and Justice, Amsterdam and London, June 7-27, 1998
A Comparative Seminar on Drug Policies in Democratic Nations
Preliminary Announcement

After an eight-year hiatus, Arnold Trebach will once again present an American University drug policy institute in Europe during the summer of 1998. Professor Trebach, who recently retired as president of The Drug Policy Foundation, founded the institute in 1974. Past seminars have drawn rave reviews from participants, some calling them "life- changing experiences." Trebach says that several of his own books were inspired or influenced by these seminars -- as were many of the ideas that went into the founding of DPF.

The institute is designed primarily for students seeking credit toward degrees, whether bachelors, masters, or Juris Doctorates, at American University. Students from other universities seeking such credit are also encouraged to attend -- as are practitioners in any relevant field who might attend on a noncredit basis. Over the years many drug policy experts, lawyers, doctors, government officials, and social workers, among others, have benefited from this intensive seminar.

The Amsterdam program -- June 7-16 -- will be coordinated by Ernst Buning, assisted by Greetje Oosting, of the Municipal Health Service of Amsterdam. Participants will stay at the Hotel Arena, which is near the Municipal Health Service, where all lectures will be presented in the mornings. During the afternoon, there will be field visits to clinics, coffee shops, and police stations, among other facilities. The cultural and entertainment sites of Amsterdam and other Dutch cities are within easy travel distance. June 17 will be a travel day to London.

The London program -- June 17-27-- will be coordinated by Professor Gerry V. Stimson, assisted by Christopher Fitch, of the Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behavior, Imperial College School of Medicine. Participants will stay in Queen Elizabeth Hall, King's College. Lectures will be held at Queen Elizabeth Hall and at the research center. There will be field visits to clinics, government agencies, and other places of interest. The London theater district and many historical sites are minutes away by tube or taxi or even shanks mare.

Most evenings and weekends will be free. There will be several welcoming receptions and a farewell banquet on the evening of June 26.

Special attention will be paid to arranging for the special interests of participants in terms of making field visits and, in the case of professional participants, in meeting those with similar responsibilities in The Netherlands and the UK. Credit participants must sit for a written examination on the last full day of the seminar, June 26, 2- 5pm, the results of which will determine their grade.

For further information or to apply for admission, please contact Karen Cullinan, the Institute Coordinator, Meredith Inverso, Assistant Coordinator, or Arnold Trebach at the Department of Justice, Law and Society, School of Public Affairs, American University. Telephone (202) 885-2958 or fax (202) 885-2907. Ms. Cullinan's e-mail is [email protected]. Ms. Inverso's e-mail is [email protected]. Dr. Trebach's e-mail is [email protected].

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