Latin American Security, Drugs and Democracy (LASDD) Fellowship Program

This grant will support a program of fellowships and workshops on the link between security, organized crime, drugs and democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The program is expected to help civil society and governments understand organized crime and drug trafficking in the region so that they can take evidence-based policy decisions to address it. The specific objectives are to build regional research capacity, a strong knowledge base and an interdisciplinary network of scholars committed to developing more effective ways of dealing with drug trafficking and the growth of transnational organized crime in LAC. The Latin American Security, Drugs and Democracy (LASDD) program will include an academic competition targeting PhD candidate at the dissertation stage, and a research fellowship open to master's students, postdoctoral scholars, journalists and civil society practitioners.

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Start Date

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

End Date

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


36 months

IDRC Officer

Gottsbacher, Markus

Total funding

CA$ 402,800


North and Central America, South America


Governance and Justice

Project Leader

Mary B. McDonnell


Social Science Research Council

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