Sala B/Ghiță Ionescu (8, Spiru Haret), November 26th, 12:00
The Political Science Club (formerly known as The SPE Nation Club) continues its series of events with a new concept: “Drugs, Sex, and Politics”. Inspired from the cliché idiom that designates the decadent and dionysiac lifestyle and bringing to the attention political events and phenomena, the series is intended to showcase the darker side of politics and policies.
On November 26th 2014, we will talk about drugs as taboo substances whose legality has changed throughout time. The movie screening will begin with a presentation the shifting perception on legal substances – from the time when soft drinks contained cocaine and were thought to possess miraculous medicinal powers, morphine was given to toddlers to silence them, and the doctors endorsed cigarettes in the 1950s United States of America, and all the way to the modern day warnings on potential health issues. Since the perception and presentation of such legal products has changed, the debate will continue by putting an emphasis on different movements and legislative frameworks from states like Portugal, The United Kingdom, and The United States of America.
Thus, we will discuss on the topic of legalization of (now illegal) drugs and the extent in which the state should intervene in the citizens’ vices of choice. Should self-destructive behavior be punished by the law, or should every individual possess the freedom to consume any substances and support no consequences other than health issues?
Join us throughout the two hours and present your point of view!
The Political Science Club, an initiative of the FSPUB students from the English language study programmes. All the students are welcome at the Club’s public events.