Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Dreamland: America’s Opiate Epidemic and How We Got Here
Quinones will discuss the origins of our nationwide opioid epidemic: pharmaceutical marketing, changes in our heroin market, and new attitudes toward pain among American healthcare consumers. He will also discuss cultural shifts that made this epidemic possible.
Sam Quinones is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist and author of three books of narrative nonfiction. His book Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic won a National Book Critics Circle award for the Best Nonfiction Book of 2015. He has reported on immigration, gangs, drug trafficking, and the border as a reporter for the L.A. Times (2004–2014) and as a freelance writer in Mexico (1994–2004).
Sponsored by the IHC’s Crossings + Boundaries series, the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life, and the IHC’s Idee Levitan Endowment.
Part of a Series
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|Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Exodus: The Largest Movement of People since the Second World War (Dexter Filkins)||February 28, 2018||7:00 PM|
|Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Murder and Mattering in Harambe’s House (Claire Jean Kim)||March 1, 2018||4:00 PM|
|Crossings + Boundaries Reading: Of Great Importance (Nachoem M. Wijnberg)||April 12, 2018||4:00 PM|
|Symposium: Humanities in Prison||April 26, 2018||9:00 AM|
|Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Borderwall as Architecture (Ronald Rael)||May 3, 2018||4:00 PM|
|Crossings + Boundaries Talks: Sinan Antoon and Sara Pursley||May 10, 2018||1:30 PM|