2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Mythbusting the Drug War with Science

Saturday, March 12
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon 1-2
110 E 2nd St


Dr. Carl Hart grew up in one of Miami’s roughest neighborhoods. He saw firsthand how drugs and poverty wreaked havoc on his community and pursued a career in neuroscience in order to develop a cure for addiction. But he soon learned that the science of addiction simply does not match up with what we all think we know about drugs and society. Join us as Dr. Hart dives into the latest research to show how politicians and the media have gotten the science wrong and what we can do to fix it.

Attendees will also get an exclusive sneak peak at Dope Science, a new series featuring Dr. Hart that uses science to show how much of what we think we know about drugs and addiction simply isn’t so.

Hashtags: #sxsw #drugmyths


Dr Carl Hart at SXSW

Dr Carl Hart

Professor of Psychology (in Psychiatry)

Columbia University

Carl Hart is a Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He has published nearly 100 scientific articles in the area of neuropsychopharmacology and is co-aut...

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Kmele Foster at SXSW

Kmele Foster


Freethink Media

Kmele Foster is a partner at Freethink, a digital media company based in New York City and Washington, DC. From 2013 - 2015, Kmele co-hosted FOX Business Network’s nightly primetime program, The In...

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