Essay Contest - $4,500 Prize - Lindesmith Center 

Essay Contest - $4,500 Prize - Lindesmith Center 
Posted by FoM on March 29, 2000 at 10:44:13 PT
Essays Due by June 1, 2000-Winner chosen August 1
Source: Lindesmith Center 
The Lindesmith Center is pleased to announce a prize for the best essay addressing the following question:"To what extent do the international drug control conventions require a U.S.-style prohibitionist policy in all signatory countries?" 
Authors should pay particular attention to non- prohibitionist policies underway or under consideration in Europe, the Americas and elsewhere. The winning author will receive $4,500. Submissions must be received by June 1, 2000, and should be mailed to:TLC Essay ContestThe Lindesmith Center925 Ninth AvenueNew York, NY 10019 Submissions from outside the United States are welcome. No submissions will be accepted via fax or e-mail or without entrance forms. Essays should be submitted in 12-point type, double-spaced, single sided, with one-inch margins. Submissions should not exceed 60 pages, excluding footnotes/endnotes. The applicant's name should be printed or typed in the upper right-hand corner of each page of the submission. The winner will be notified by August 1, 2000. The Lindesmith Center is a policy and research institute that focuses on broadening the debate on drug policy and related issues. The Center undertakes and supports innovative projects relevant to drugs, drug users and drug policies overlooked or ignored in public discussion and government-funded programs and research. Named for Alfred Lindesmith, the first prominent scholar in the United States to challenge conventional thinking on drug policy, the Center promotes drug policies based on science, common sense, public health and human rights. The Center's guiding principle is harm reduction, an alternative approach to drug policy and treatment that aims to reduce the harms of both drug abuse and drug prohibition. The Center produces sound, scholarly work on issues such as syringe exchange, marijuana policy, methadone treatment, cocaine, drug control policies abroad and consequences of U.S. policies.Information about the Lindesmith Center is available on the World Wide Web at: The Lindesmith Center awards two fellowships for scholarly and practical projects, The Lindesmith Fellowships in Drug Policy Studies and The Soros Fellowship in Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Reform. For information about these fellowships please visit: The Lindesmith Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, disability, Vietnam-Era veteran's status, citizenship, sexual orientation or marital status. Contest Rules Entry Form is a re-post of the above article. Article On The Lindesmith Center over 100 Articles: 
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Comment #2 posted by observer on March 29, 2000 at 14:01:43 PT
more notes
... signatories to the United Nations Convention:``As signatories to the United Nations Convention the USA would never legalize drugs - and the U.S. media should be helping to uphold these International laws made for the benefit of all not continually calling them into question by the publication of calls to legalize from a vocal minority.''
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Comment #1 posted by observer on March 29, 2000 at 13:42:46 PT
essay notes here
> This is a re-post of the above article.See this link for some preliminary research, notes ... net searches...> 
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