Carl Hart is the Ziff Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. Prof. Hart has published extensively in the area of neuropsychopharmacology. He is an award-winning author; his most recent book is entitled, Drug Use for Grown-ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear. Prof. Hart has lectured around the world and has appeared on multiple national television and radio shows as well as podcasts. In 2016, the city of Miami issued a proclamation declaring February 1 “Dr. Carl Hart Day.”
How addictionologists perpetuate societal inequities and what can be done about it
Exaggerations of the detrimental impact of recreational drug use on the human health and functioning by addiction researchers have bolstered support for draconian drug policies. Such policies have led to racial discrimination, group marginalization, and countless preventable deaths. In this talk, I offer solutions to remedy this age-old, but readily solvable, problem.
Chair: Julia Sinclair
Speaker: Carl Hart