The Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Programme : About us

The Beckley Foundation
is a charitable trust that was originally set up to promote theinvestigation of consciousness and its modulation, and the scienceof drug use, from a multidisciplinary perspective. It supports world-classresearch into the science, health, politics and history of practicesused to alter consciousness, ranging from meditation to the ingestionof psychoactive substances.
The Beckley Foundation Drug Policy (BFDPP) programme is a new projectdedicated to providing a rigorous, independent review of globaldrug policy. It was set up to promote rational consideration ofsensitive policy issues at an international level. The programmeaims to inform policy makers, substance misuse professionals, academicsand the general public about drug policy.
The BFDPP is directed by Amanda Neidpath, Director of the BeckleyFoundation, and Mike Trace, an independent consultant, who has previouslyworked as an advisor on the misuse of drugs to the British government,European Union and United Nations.
The main contributors to the programme are;Mike Trace – Chair of the International Drug Policy Consortium,former Deputy UK Anti-Drugs Co-ordinator, and Chief of the UNODCDemand Reduction Section.
Gabor L. Somogyi – Consultant, former Head of Unit at theHungarian Deputy State Secretariat for the Co-ordination of DrugAffairs, currently PhD student in Anthropology at the London Schoolof Economics and Political Science.
Dave Bewley-Taylor, B.Sc. (Econ), PhD, FRSA. – Senior lecturerin the School of Humanities at the University of Wales Swansea.
This BFDPP website has been developed in association with WIRED,who promote e-solutions for enhancing awareness and facilitatingcommunication about substance use and misuse.
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