Sunday, Sep 24, 2023 2:00p -

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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In conjunction with the exhibition Objects of Addiction: Opium, Empire, and the Chinese Art Trade, specialists in addiction medicine, harm reduction, and public health policy will take part in a roundtable discussion about the current state of the opioid crisis in New England.

Objects of Addiction: Opium, Empire, and the Chinese Art Trade (September 15, 2023–January 14, 2024) explores the entwined histories of the opium trade and the Chinese art market between the late 18th and early 20th centuries. These two commodities—acquired through both legal and illicit means—had profound effects on the global economy, public health, immigration law, education, and the arts that are reverberating still today.


Danielle McPeak, Prevention and Recovery Specialist, Cambridge Public Health Department

Leo Beletsky, Professor of Law and Health Sciences; Faculty Director, The Action Lab at the Center for Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University

Mark Joseph Albanese, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Medical Director, Physician Health Programs; former Medical Director for Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance

Bertha Madras, Professor of Psychobiology, Harvard Medical School; Director, Laboratory of Addiction Neurobiology, and Psychobiologist, Division of Basic Neuroscience, McLean Hospital

Jay Garg ’24, Policy Chair for HCOPES (Harvard College Overdose Prevention and Education Students)

Dennis Bailer, Overdose Prevention Program Director, Project Weber/RENEW

Before and after the discussion, guests are invited to visit the exhibition on Level 3.

Free admission, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Doors will open for seating at 1:30pm.

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