Guido Long & Marco Perduca

Guido Long works as a program officer for Science for Democracy and the Associazione Luca Coscioni. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a master’s from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, where he wrote his thesis on drug legalization. He lives in Brussels.

Marco Perduca (above), was a Senator in Italy from 2008 to 2013 and sat on the Foreign Affairs, Justice and Human Rights Committees. For the past 20 years has coordinated the activities of the Nonviolent Radical Party at the United Nations in New York, Geneva and Vienna, and organized high-level meetings to abolish the death penalty in Africa. His expertise is in UN mechanisms with an emphasis on drug policy reform. He lives in Rome.

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