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I Feel Love: A Conversation with Rachel Nuwer on MDMA and Connection

Wednesday May 29 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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Rachel Nuwer, science journalist and author joins Alex Criddle and Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes for a discussion of her most recent book: I Feel Love, MDMA and the Quest for Connection in a Fractured World.

Once vilified as a drug that would eat holes in user’s brains, MDMA (also known as Molly or Ecstasy) is now being hailed as a therapeutic agent that could transform the field of mental health, becoming the first psychedelic approved for widespread clinical use. In I Feel Love, Rachel Nuwer presents evidence from scientific trials which suggest that MDMA, when properly administered, may be effective at relieving the effects of trauma.

Results from other studies point to its usefulness for treating depression, alcohol addiction, eating disorders, and more. It has also been shown to dismantle psychological defenses and induce feelings of empathy, self-compassion, and love. Yet even as more is revealed about MDMA, there is still much that remains unknown that scientists are diligently working to figure out; the drug may answer as many questions as it asks.

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About the Author:

Rachel Nuwer is an award-winning science journalist who regularly contributes to the New York Times, National Geographic, Scientific American, and many other publications. Her reporting for the New York Times broke the news globally about the MDMA Phase III clinical trial and was highlighted by Michael Pollan, Ezra Klein, and Tim Ferriss, among other thought leaders. In 2022, Nuwer was among the inaugural recipients of the Ferriss–UC Berkeley Psychedelic Journalism Fellowship. She holds master’s degrees in applied ecology and in science journalism. Her first book, Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking, took her to a dozen countries to investigate the multibillion-dollar illegal wildlife trade. More of her work can be found on her website.

Join us for a conversational Q&A about her latest book and research.

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I Feel Love: A Conversation with Rachel Nuwer on MDMA and Connection
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Wednesday May 29
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Alex Criddle
Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes


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