We Need to Talk

50th Anniversary Keynote Speaker

Alan Leshner, PhD

"Science and Society: Evolving Ideas About Mental Disorders and Why They Matter"

Alan I. Leshner, PhD 
Former Director, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Friday, April 24, 2015, 6:00 pm
Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education
1001 Stanford NE, Albuquerque, NM
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Thursday, April 23 2015, 6:00 pm 
Harold L. Runnels Building Auditorium 
1190 South St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM
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FREE Admission, FREE Parking

After several years, Alan Leshner, PhD, stepped down from his position as Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Executive Publisher of the journal Science. In those roles, he frequently talked about the intersection of science and culture. Before taking the helm of AAAS, which is the world's largest, multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering society, Leshner also served as Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and as Deputy Director of the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH). 

Among Leshner’s many other accomplishments, he is the author of a textbook on the relationship between hormones and behavior, and has published extensively for both the scientific and lay communities on the biology of behavior, science and technology policy, science education, and public engagement with science. In addition, Leshner was appointed to the National Science Board by President Bush in 2004 and reappointed by President Obama in 2011.

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