- October 24 17:20 to 17:35
- October 25 09:55 to 10:10
Laurent Laniel is a French national working as Principal scientific analyst, drug supply reduction, at the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) based in Lisbon since early 2008. He holds master’s degrees in Translation (French, English, Spanish), Sociology and International Relations. He specializes in illicit drugs and security issues, and has done field work on drug production, trafficking, and control measures in Europe and countries including Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, India, Lebanon, Lesotho, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, South Africa, and the United States. He has worked as a researcher for Unesco’s MOST-Drugs Programme and the French interior ministry’s INHES institute. He has authored papers, chapters and reports in French, English and Spanish for different national and international institutions and journals. He has translated James Sheptycki’s book In Search of Transnational Policing (Ashgate, 2003) into French as En quête de police transnationale (De Boeck, 2005). His latest publication is “Captagon: déconstruction d’un mythe”, Drogues, enjeux internationaux, n°10, OFDT, Paris. He was one the main authors of the EU drug markets report jointly published by the EMCDDA and Europol in April 2016.
Many of his writings and photographs are available on: http://laniel.free.fr. Twitter: @narcoexperto