Dr. Kevin Sabet

Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D. (Our guest speaker for the “Medical Marijuana – Yes or No?” Forum, representing the “Nay” voice)  has a doctorate in public policy analysis from Oxford University with emphasis on drug policy, drug prevention, drug enforcement, and legalization. A resident of Cambridge, he is the President of the Policy Solutions Lab and also serves as Director of the Drug Policy Institute at the University of Florida and an Assistant Professor.  He served in the Obama Administration from 2009-2011 as Senior Advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Dr. Sabet has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and books. He is a frequent contributor to editorial pages and the television news media, including the Washington Post, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, Al Jazeera, the BBC, and many more. His recent New York Times and Los Angeles Times op-eds have earned him a “Five Best Columns” distinction from The Atlantic.  He is also currently serving as one of five Americans on the Hemispheric expert panel charged to draft the “Report on Drug Policy for the Summit of the Americas,” organized by the Organization of American States.