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Isabel Pereira Arana

Isabel is a political scientist from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia (2008), and a Master in Development Studies, with an emphasis on conflict and peacebuilding from the Institute of Higher International and Development Studies of Switzerland – IHEID (2015). Her interest focuses on the impact of drug policies on women, rural development, public health and armed conflicts. She is currently the senior coordinator for the drug policy area at Dejusticia, where she has focused on research on access to controlled medications for palliative care and drug dependence, implications of the peace process on drug policies in Colombia, and gender-differentiated impacts of prohibition.

Previously, Isabel worked as a professional in international cooperation projects for development in conflict zones in Colombia and as an advisor to the national government in multilateral negotiations.

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