High Society: Globalization, the drug trade and the historical basis for the Opioid Epidemic
Name: High Society: Globalization, the drug trade and the historical basis for the Opioid Epidemic
Date: January 18, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
The “How It’s Going, How It Started” speaker series continues with part three on Tuesday, January 18th with Washington State University Associate Professor of History Dr. Ken Faunce presenting “High Society: Globalization, the drug trade and the historical basis for the Opioid Epidemic.” Faunce’s talk will consider how the ongoing opioid epidemic has a long history stemming from the globalization of the drug trade over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. To address the ongoing crisis, we need to understand how the process of globalization and the decisions made by producers, merchants, consumers and government officials in the past created the international market for opium today. Dr. Faunce is an Associate Professor in History at Washington State University and has taught a variety of courses since 2001. He was part of the design team for the innovative Roots of Contemporary Issues program and piloted several issues in the new program. All of the “How It’s Going, How It Started” events will be held at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre at 508 S. Main Street in Moscow. Doors will open at 6:30 for the 7:00pm program. The Kenworthy concession stand will be open for refreshments. Each program will also be available for live viewing online. Details about connecting virtually will be made available at www.latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org/events.