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MCR Talks | David Nutt on Decriminalising All Drugs

MCR Talks | David Nutt on Decriminalising All Drugs

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  • Manchester, M1 7JA
  • (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Suitable for: Adults
Professor David Nutt - Edmond J. Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit in the Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College ... More Info »
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Professor David Nutt ~ “Why We Should Decriminalise Personal Possession Of All Drugs”

The attempt to control drug use and harms through punitive sanctions (i.e. the war on drugs) has been a global failure.

In fact, in many cases it has intensified the problem, leading to soaring prison populations, and disproportionately pulling poor, vulnerable or minority communities into the dragnet of the criminal justice system.

In this vehement talk, Professor David Nutt will explain the reasons such failure was predictable and illustrate how decriminalisation policies (as pursued in other countries such as Portugal, Netherlands etc.) offer a rational and more humane way forward, that also have huge economic and research gains for society.

Professor Nutt will also explore new research carried out by DrugScience.org on estimating the comparative values of different policy regimes for some common drugs.

Venue: Manchester University (Reynold Building), Altrincham St, Manchester, M1 7JA

This prime city centre location can easily be found only 250 metres from Piccadilly station

Doors open at 6:15pm, event starts promptly at 6:30pm.

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Professor David Nutt - Edmond J. Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit in the Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London

Professor David Nutt is a psychiatrist and the Edmund J. Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology in the Division of Brain Science, Dept of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London.

Here he uses a range of brain imaging techniques to explore the causes of addiction and other psychiatric disorders and to search for new treatments.

He has published over 400 original research papers, a similar number of reviews and books chapters, eight government reports on drugs and 28 books, including one for the general public, Drugs: without the hot air, that won the Transmission Prize in 2014.

He is currently the President of the European Brain Council and Founding Chair of DrugScience (formerly the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD). Previously he has been president of the British Association of Psychopharmacology the British Neuroscience Association and the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Professor Nutt broadcasts widely to the general public both on radio and television. In 2010, The Times Eureka science magazine voted him one of the 100 most important figures in British Science, and the only psychiatrist in the list. In 2013, he was awarded the John Maddox Prize from Nature/Sense about Science for standing up for science.
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Professor David Nutt ~ “Why We Should Decriminalise Personal Possession Of All Drugs” The attempt to control drug use and harms through punitive sanctions (i.e. the war on drugs) has been a global failure. In fact, in many cases it has intens... Read More
Experience includes:
  • Fascinating science lecture in London on global drug policy
  • World's leading expert on Addiction, Neuropsychopharmacology and Brain Science
  • Exclusive Q&A with Prof David Nutt
  • Unique after-work event
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