PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Pace University will hold its 14th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., commemoration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31.
The keynote speaker will be Carl Hart, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology at Columbia University, who will address “How drug policies cause injustice.” Hart is the director of the Residential Studies and Methamphetamine Research Laboratories at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. A major focus of his research is to understand complex interactions between drug abuse and the physical and environmental factors that influence human behavior.
Hart is the author or co-author of dozens of peer-reviewed scientific articles in the area of neuropsychopharmacology, co-author of the textbook “Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior,” and a member of a National Institutes of Health review group. He was recently elected to Fellow status by the American Psychological Association (Division 28) for his outstanding contribution to the field of psychology, specifically psychopharmacology and substance abuse.
The event, which will begin with a brunch, is free and open to the public. In addition to a student speaker from Pace and other members of the Pace community, high school students from Mount Vernon and the Bronx are expected to attend. It will take place at the Kessel Student Center, Gottesman Room, 861 Bedford Road, entrance 3, in Pleasantville. Please RSVP to MADP@pace.edu.
[[ photo caption ]] Professor and author Carl Hart will speak at Pace University on Jan. 31.