The ESF-LiU Research Conference will now bring together selected young and established researchers from different academic fields in order to present and discuss the current state of knowledge on the multi-faceted and swiftly changing issues related to khat at the Horn of Africa, in Europe and elsewhere. This conference will foster the interdisciplinary exchange and discussion among economists, social and political scientists, natural scientists, social and medical scientists, healthcare and social care professionals, health service providers, as well as policy makers, international organisations and community groups.
The programme will include scientific contributions of eminent scholars in their field in the following topics:
1. Economic, ecological and political issues of khat use
2. The changing culture of khat use
3. Pharmacological, medical and psychological issues related to khat use
4. Legislation, regulation and international schedulling
We encourage all interested participants, especially young scientists, to submit abstracts of their work for paper presentations or posters.