Dangerous Ideas: Drugs, Crime, and Freedom

Dangerous Ideas: Drugs, Crime, and Freedom

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Date and Time

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Serra Hall, 200 - Humanities Center

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Highlighting the individual and social dangers of drug use, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said recently “drugs and crime go hand in hand.” In this session of the Dangerous Ideas series, our panelists will consider the relation between drugs and crime, and the role of intoxication in social and personal lives of human beings.

Our discussion will be introduced by the following panelists:

Brian R. Clack, PhD | Professor, Philosophy and Director, Humanities Center

Erik Fritsvold, PhD | Associate Professor, Sociology


About the Dangerous Ideas Series:

The Humanities Center presents a series of panel discussions on "Dangerous Ideas". Lively and provocative, these sessions will feature USD faculty discussing controversial ideas and theories in the arts, sciences and politics. Among other things, the perceived tension between freedom of expression and the contemporary vogue for "safe spaces" and "trigger warnings" will be explored. 

Additional Dates

  • Tuesday, November 14 at 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 12 at 4-5:30 p.m.
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