International and Canadian Perspectives on Illegal Drugs, Trafficking and Addiction

With Susan Boyd, PhD [Hosted by Liu & RAGA]

Thursday, January 26, 2012
4 pm – 6 pm
Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC
6476 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC

Following the viewing of Canada’s first documentary film about illegal drugs, trafficking and addiction (Drug Addict, 1948), a 34-minute “realist” voice over documentary created as an educational tool for law agents and professionals, Dr. Susan Boyd will discuss the film and international and national and perspectives on drug policy. Documentary films such as Drug Addict are worthy of investigation because they provide insight into early foundational discourses about illegal drugs, addiction, treatment and law enforcement that still resonate today.

Susan Boyd, PhD, is Professor in Studies in Policy, University of Victoria and CGSM co-investigator. She is a drug policy researcher, community activist, and author of Hooked: Drug War Films from Britain, Canada, and the U.S.; From Witches to Crack Moms: Women, Drug Law, and Policy; Mothers and Illicit drugs, and co-author of Raise Shit! Social Action Saving Lives.

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