Public Policy Lecture

Public Policy Lecture Series 

In 2008, MCLA announced the establishment of the Public Policy lecture series, making public policy forums an ongoing part of the College's long-term speaker offerings, in complement to MCLA's major in political science and public policy.  The series is made possible through the generosity of the Ruth E. Proud Charitable Trust. 

Jamie Ducharme 

Big Vape 


Thursday, October 7, 2021
Church Street Center Auditorium
7 P.M. 

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Free and Open to the Public
Information: 413.662.5224

Jamie Ducharme is a correspondent at TIME magazine, where she covers health and science. Her work has won awards from the New York Press Club, the Deadline Club, and the Newswomen’s Club of New York. Her first book, Big Vape: The Incendiary Rise of Juul—a deep-dive into the e-cigarette company Juul Labs and an exploration of the complicated search for an alternative to cigarettes—was published by Henry Holt in May 2021. Jamie grew up in New Hampshire, earned a journalism degree from Northeastern University, and started her career as a health writer and editor at Boston magazine.