"Why New Hampshire? The Opioid Crisis in Context"
Memorial Union Building (MUB) Theatre II, University of New Hampshire
This panel discussion is the first event in the 2018/19 Sidore Lecture Series at the University of New Hampshire. This year's series asks: What can the Liberal Arts bring to the table in addressing the opioid crisis? How can our modes of inquiry, humanistic sensibilities, and ways of understanding and conceptualizing a problem address this particular issue in practical and insightful ways? The organizers’ goal is to use the Sidore series to prompt and guide conversations about the opioid crisis that blend the interdisciplinary expertise of UNH faculty with that of national and local scholars, professionals, and stakeholders. In so doing, they seek to reframe New Hampshire’s opioid crisis from one of scandal and corruption to one of serious intellectual and compassionate deliberation.
The panel discussion will feature:
Karen Van Gundy, Ph.D., Dept. of Sociology, UNH
Thomas Sherman, M.D., NH Medical Society
Kevin Irwin, Ph.D., Hope on Haven Hill, NH