Altering Bodies & Minds: Rick Doblin (Smith College, MA)

Monday, April 9, 2012 7:00 pm Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, Smith College, Rick Doblin founded the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in 1986. His dissertation (Public Policy, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government) was on “The Regulation of the Medical Use of Psychedelics and Marijuana,” and his master’s thesis (Harvard) focused on the attitudes and experiences of oncologists concerning the medical use of marijuana. His undergraduate thesis (New College of Florida) was a twenty-five year follow-up to the classic Good Friday Experiment, which evaluated the potential of psychedelic drugs to catalyze religious experiences. He has also conducted a thirty-four year follow-up study to Tim Leary’s Concord Prison Experiment. Presented by the Kahn Institute 2012-2013 project Altering Bodies & Minds. Free and open to the public. asd