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Mershon Center for International Security Studies

Kendra McSweeney

Mershon affiliate Kendra McSweeney, professor of geography, is the author of a new report, "The Impact of Drug Policy on the Environment" (Open Society Foundations, 2015). The report responds to recent calls by both the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Global Commission on Drug Policy for drug policy debates to be based on the latest and best empirical evidence.

The report was funded by two grants from Open Society Foundations' Global Drug Policy Program to study the drug trade in Central America. These grants in turn were rooted in a 2011-12 grant from the Mershon Center.

McSweeney was also interviewed for an article in Vice News.