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The Art & Science of Drug Policy

Keynote Speaker
Carl Hart, PhD

Friday, June 24, 2022
UMass Amherst

Please join us for a day-long conference exploring the future of drugs and drug policy, with experts from around the world, in honor of the late Lester Grinspoon, M.D., whose groundbreaking work in the field of drug policy still guides policymaking today, and whose papers reside in special collections in the Libraries.

Carl Hart, Chair of the Department of Psychology at Columbia University is the Ziff Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia. Professor Hart has published numerous scientific and popular articles in the area of neuropsychopharmacology. He is co-author of the textbook Drugs, Society and Human Behavior (with Charles Ksir); his 2014 title, High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society, won the 2014 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. His most recent book, Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear, explores how the illegality of drugs does more damage than the drugs themselves.