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Dr. Carl Hart        

Professor of Psychology & Chair of Department of Psychology at Columbia University

Carl Hart is the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Columbia University. He is also the Dirk Ziff Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry. Professor Hart has published numerous scientific and popular articles in the area of neuropsychopharmacology and is co-author of the textbook Drugs, Society and Human Behavior (with Charles Ksir). His most recent book, “High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society,” was the 2014 winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. Professor Hart has appeared on multiple podcasts, radio and television shows including Real Time with Bill Maher and The O’Reilly Factor. He has also appeared in several documentary films including the award-winning “The House I Live In.” His essays have been published in several popular publications including The New York Times, Scientific American, The Nation, Ebony, The Root, and O Globo (Brazil’s leading newspaper).

Speech Topics

  • The Highs and Lows of Legalized Marijuana
  • Drug Policy and Public Opinion
  • Most Popular Drugs in America
  • Complexity of Drug Abuse
  • Drugs in Pop Culture
  • Explanation of his Drug Research Lab
  • Drug Addicts and Addiction


A Columbia Professor Reveals The Shocking Reality Of Drug ...
A Columbia professor is challenging everything we thought we knew about drug addiction. Dr. Carl Hart said that "there's no biological distinction" between ...
Prof. Carl Hart Says Heroin 'Public Health Crisis' Is A Myth
Columbia University psychology professor Carl Hart says the way the government measures the number of heroin users is all wrong. And only a fraction of those ...
Columbia Professor Says Public Is “Misinformed” About Drug Use ...
Dr. Carl Hart is the Associate Professor of Psychology at the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is also the Co-Director at the ...
Carl Hart: 'Crack Wasn't the Real Problem' - NYTimes.com
Carl Hart: 'Crack Wasn't the Real Problem'. JUNE 27, 2014. Inside. Photo. Carl Hart Credit Ben Baker for The New York Times. Continue reading the main story.
Drug Addicts Make Rational Choices, Columbia Professor Carl Hart ...
In an interview with the New York Times published this week, Carl Hart said ... the caricature of the drug addict who can't stop once he gets a taste,” Dr. Hart said.

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