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The David Norton Memorial Lectures honor the late UD Philosophy professor.
The Norton Lecture presents contemporary work by leading figures in ethics in a manner accessible to the general University of Delaware community.
Lectures are free and open to the public.


Friday, September 26, 3:45pm. Reception follows talk Perkins Student Center
Baccus Theater

The Department of Philosophy proudly presents...

Why Does Our Punitive Drug Policy Persist?
A Speculative Thesis


Prof. Douglas N. Husak

Professor, Department of Philosophy – Rutgers University

Douglas Husak
DOUGLAS HUSAK earned his Ph.D. in philosophy and J.D. from Ohio State University.  He is an internationally acclaimed legal philosopher whose research focuses on the criminal law.  His interest in decisions about criminalization has led him to critically examine the rationale for drug prohibitions.  Professor Husak’s considerable body of work includes (among many others) The Philosophy of Criminal Law (2010), Overcriminalization: The Limits of the Criminal Law (2008), and Legalize This! The Case for Decriminalizing Drugs (2002).

This lecture is supported by the David Norton Memorial Fund honoring the late UD Philosophy professor, the Class of 1955 Ethics Endowment Fund, the Department of Philosophy, the American Philosophical Association, and the Makaguchi Foundation.


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