Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carl Hart

Carl Hart

Dr. Carl Leroy Hart, Jr.

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Carl Hart is a member of the faculty at Columbia University, jointly appointed in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in neuroscience, psychology and pharmacology, and has been recognized for excellence in teaching with the university’s highest teaching award.

Dr. Hart is also a research scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in the Division of Substance Abuse. He has been awarded multiple multi-million dollar grants for his research, which seeks to understand complex interactions between recreational drugs and the neurobiological and environmental factors that mediate human behavior and physiology. He has published extensively in the scientific literature with nearly 100 peer-reviewed articles and is a co-author on the leading textbook on drugs and society (Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior). In addition, Dr. Hart has published several editorials in publications around the world, including The New York Times (U.S.) and O’ Global (Brazil).

Dr. Hart’s research has been featured and he has been profiled in the top medical journal The Lancet as well as in popular media, including The New York Times Science Section, The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine and Wired Magazine.

For High Price, his first trade book, he received the 2014 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. In the same year, he was given Mothers Against Teen Violence’s Humanitarian Award, Brooklyn Family Defense Practice’s Visionary Leadership Award, and was named by Fast Company Magazine as one of the 100 Most Creative People 2014. Dr. Hart has been also featured in two documentary films, “The House I Live In” – Sundance 2012 Grand Jury Prizewinner – and Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s documentary “Weed.”

He has appeared on multiple television and radio programs, including HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Fox’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” PBS’s “The Tavis Smiley Show,” CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes,” and  “The Daily Show.”

Dr. Hart has given a TED talk and has been invited to lecture around the world on the topics of drugs, addiction and race. He has also met and discussed these issues with public officials from several countries, including Juan Manuel Santos, president of Colombia; Ruth Dreifuss, former president of Switzerland; and Fernando Haddad, mayor of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and the New York state legislature as an expert drug witness.

Currently, Dr. Hart serves on the board of directors for the Drug Policy Alliance and The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, and is a member of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, which is a part of the National Institutes of Health.