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The Persistence of Drug Prohibition

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Douglas Husak, Rutgers University

Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Public Lecture


Uptown Campus
Rogers Chapel

Reception to follow.

Event Details

Open to the public

Event Type: Ethics and Public Affairs Lectures

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Ethics and Public Affairs

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About The Speaker

Douglas Husak is Distinguised Professor of Philosophy and Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Law and Philosophy at Rutgers University. He earned his J.D. and Ph.D. from Ohio State University and works primarily in the field of legal philosophy. Professor Husak is interested in the connections between moral philosophy and the substantive criminal law–especially decisions about criminalization and the moral limits of criminal sanction.

A prolific writer, Professor Husak has published six books, numerous book chapters, and over fifty scholarly articles featured in such publications as Ethics, Nous, and_ Philosophy and Public Affairs_. Three of his books focus on drug policy, while his two most recent books, The Philosophy of Criminal Law: Selected Essays and Overcriminalization: The Limits of Criminal Law focus on philosophical problems in the criminal law. He recently stepped down as Editor-in-Chief of Law and Philosophy and is now sole Editor-in-Chief of Criminal Law and Philosophy.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.