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.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Free and Open to the Public
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.