The Huffington Post interviews professor about war on drugs

Anne Buie

A university professor spoke live on The Huffington Post about the war on drugs Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

After publishing ‘Lies, Damned Lies and Drug War Statistics,’ in 2007, which evaluated the war on drugs, Matt Robinson, professor of government and justice studies, was given opportunities to discuss his stance on the topic, Robinson said.

The panel spoke about politicians and analyzed their stances on the war on drugs.

Robinson and four other commentators were interviewed as part of “Shadow Conventions,” a live series discussing issues The Huffington Post thinks politicians are avoiding, according to The Huffington Post.

Viewers were also able to comment and ask questions to the panel throughout the interview.

The goals set by the U.S. government about the war on drugs have not succeeded, Robinson said.


“There is clear evidence the war on drugs doesn’t work,” Robinson said.

Robinson hopes to speak on campus this fall to students about the war on drugs, he said.

A second panel about the war on drugs will be held online Sept. 4.

Story: CHELSEY FISHER, Senior News Reporter