Schedule

PRESENTATION PANELS

09.00 a 10.00 horas. Opening.

Aníbal Fernández. Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Argentina.

Yago Di Nella. National Director of Mental Health and Addiction. National Ministry of Health.

Mónica Cuñarro. Executive Secretary of the National Coordinating Committee of Public Policy Regarding Prevention and Control of Illicit Drug Trafficking, Transnational Organized Crime, and Corruption. Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Argentina.

Fabián Francisco Peralta.  Congressman.  GEN Party.  President of the Prevention of Addictions and Narcotics Trafficking Commission.

Graciela Touzé.  President of Intercambios Civil Association.  Teacher and researcher of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires.

10.0.0 a 11.30 horas. Round Table:  Drug policy in the political agenda of the 2011 campaign.

The national stage is set this year for the electoral process.  This setting presents the opportunity to know and spread the positions that, in drug matters, the different political powers defend.  At the same time and in virtue of the current debate about the reform of the Narcotics Law 23.737, it is of interest to discuss the projects presented to the National Congress.  What positions do various political figures set forth?  What opinion do they have about drug possession and individual growth for personal consumption?  How do they see the relationship between drugs and insecurity?  What concrete measures do they propose to respond to drug associated health problems?

Horacio Alcuaz. Congressman. GEN Party. Member of the Criminal Law Commission.

Victoria Donda.  Congressman. Movimiento Libres del Sur Party.  Presides over the Human Rights Commission.

Diana Maffía. Deputy of the Legislature of the City of Buenos Aires for Coalición Cívica Party. Monitoring Unit on Addiction Policies.

Adriana Puigross.  Congressman. Frente para la Victoria Party.  Presides over the Education Commission.

María Luisa Storani. Congressman.  UCR Party. Member of the Prevention of Addictions and Narcotics Trafficking Commission.

11.45 a 13.15 horas. Panel: Drugs, control and security.

The drug “issue” presents multiple angles for its analysis and, among other aspects, is related with conflict management.  The social construction of the drug phenomenon is crossed by prejudices and stereotypes that reinforce punitive perspectives.  At the same time, it is necessary to analyze the characteristics of illegal drug markets: how are prices determined?, what is the relationship between the State and these markets?, is it true that the consumers, small-time sellers and “mules” (that is to say, the bottom segments of the illegal markets) suffer the highest prosecution?, how do we construct regulation standards that protect public order, public health and human rights?

Marcelo Sain.  Political Science Graduate.  Researcher in topics referred of national defense, international security and civic-military relations.  Specialist in topics of democracy and democratization, public security, intelligence and police.  Professor of the National University of Quilmes.

Enrique Aschieri.  Economist.  Coordinator of the International Economy Department of the International Society for Development.

María Santos.  In charge of the Gender Team of the Penitentiary Legal Office of the Nation.  One of the authors of the Investigation Women in Prison.  The Extent of Punishment.

Gabriela Basalo. Lawyer specialized in criminal law. Member of the Argentinian network for the rights and care to drug users (RADAUD).

Alicia Castilla. Author of the book “Cultura Cannabis” (video).

15.00 a 16.30 horas. Panel: Contributions to think about the care mechanisms for drug users.

The approval at the end of 2010 of the National Mental Health Act clears the way for a paradigm change in the care of people with psychiatric difficulty, and among them the problematic consumers of substances.  What challenges does the implementation of this law involve?  Is it necessary to think of new mechanisms for the care of drug users?  How does one draw up the geographic areas of intervention with the more traditional institutional frameworks?

Agustín Barúa Caffarena.  (Paraguay) Head of the Community Health Department, Chair of Psychiatry, National University of Asunción (UNA).

Roxana Amendolaro.  Coordinator of the discrimination program and mental health of the INADI.

Lautaro D’Anna.  Member of the Prevention and Treatment of Addictions Project.  Youth Center.  Secretary of Social Promotion and Public Health.  Municipality of Rosario.

Vanda Ianowski.  Head of the Community Mental Health Department of the Río Negro Province.

16.30 a 17.30 horas. Conference:  Politics and Drug Policy in Latin America.

Vera Malagutti Batista. (Brazil). General Secretary of the Carioca Institute of Criminology. Sociologist, Master on Social History.  Doctorate in Collective Health. Professor of Criminology.

17.30 a 18.00 horas. Closure.







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