SPP Student Pursues Interest in Drug Policy Reform

CEU’s Human RightS Initiative (HRSI) organized a day-long workshop on May 16 on Drug Policy Reform Advocacy. Led by Peter Sarosi, drug policy program director of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU), the workshop “offered a good general introduction to the global drug control system and drug policy reform,” said Zoe Kostitsi-Papastathopoulou (MPA ’16). She went on to say that she found the practical exercise at the end of the workshop on media advocacy particularly useful. “It was a good chance to use what we had learned during the day, and to get advice on how and what to improve.”

For Kostitsi-Papastathopoulou, the workshop was also a good chance to pursue an interest she has had for some time. It was that interest that prompted her to enroll in a course offered by Julia Buxton – Human Rights and Drug Policy. “I learned a lot in the course. It was great to be able to build on that knowledge by taking a workshop that focused on media and video advocacy. The whole experience was not only fun and enjoyable, but also informative,” said Kostitsi-Papastathopoulou.

You can watch an interview with Julia Buxton to find out more about her views of drug policy reform.