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Twentieth Anniversary Lecture Series Kicks Off October 9

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Mount St. Mary's University will launch the 20/20 Lecture Series: Celebrating 20 Years of the Mount in Frederick with a talk by Associate Professor Tim Wolfe, Ph.D., on dismantling the U.S. "War on Drugs." The lecture is set for October 9 at 6 p.m. on the Frederick Campus.

20yearlogo_blue.jpgFor decades, scholars, practitioners and community members have criticized the War on Drugs as America’s primary policy response to the challenges of drugs and crime. In more recent years, as the opiate crisis impacts more and more varied communities, shifts in drug policy and social opinion have been unfolding.

While these shifts are largely welcomed, much more needs to be done to develop and implement effective, evidence-based, humane, and sustainable drug policies. Wolfe, director of human services and associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Human Services, will examine possible policy solutions.

The lecture series is one of several events scheduled throughout the year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Mount's Frederick campus, which has offered adult students and community college students in and around Frederick the opportunity to improve their lives through professional and continuing education.

The second lecture in the 20/20 series will be given by Christina L. Yoder, Ph.D., on November 13. Yoder's talk, titled "Moving Forward from #MeToo," will explore how to create a more inclusive culture so women and men feel safe and supported at work. Yoder is an assistant professor in the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business.