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2019 Tanner Lecture by Anne Case: "Deaths of Despair"

April 10, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
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Event Sponsor: 
McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society and the Office of the President

This is the first of three events comprising the 2019 Tanner Lectures on Human Values, delivered by Princeton University Professors Anne Case and Angus Deaton.

Lecture 1: Wednesday, April 10, 5 to 7 p.m.

Lecture 2: Thursday, April 11, 5 to 7 p.m.

Discussion seminar: Friday, April 12, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Lecture 1: “Deaths of Despair”

Anne Case, an emeritus professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton, will discuss the still-rising epidemic of deaths from drug overdoses, alcoholic liver disease and suicide. Until recently, these deaths have been largely confined to white non-Hispanics, particularly those without a university degree. Read more

This lecture will be followed by a response from Lisa Berkman, director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Read more

Location: 
Encina Hall, Bechtel Conference Center
Admission: 
Free and open to the public. If anyone with disabilities needs accommodations, feel free to contact us at the email below.
Contact Email: 
mvpena@stanford.edu