Psychedelic Science: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives


2011 - Los Angeles, CA


Moderator: Jag Davies, Publications Manager, Drug Policy Alliance, New York, NY
Brad Burge, Director of Communications, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, Santa Cruz, CA
Earth and Fire Erowid, Erowid Center, Grass Valley, CA (invited)
Ralph Metzner, Co-Founder and President, Green Earth Foundation
Nese Lisa Senol, PhD candidate, Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Pennsylvania
Kenneth Tupper, Educational Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

What is the current status of psychedelic research in the context of the humanities and the social sciences, and what are the potentials for future research and interdisciplinary collaboration? Does the rejuvenated excitement and emphasis on “hard science” obscure any of the socio-cultural issues at stake? What are the drawbacks and advantages of the medical model? Which forms of discourse are sanctioned by the university and which are not?