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A conversation about addiction, its history, and the current state of the issue with Freddy Jaimes

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A conversation about addiction, its history, and the current state of the issue with Freddy Jaimes

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2024, 7-8 pm Central time

Freddy Jaimes is an Assistant Professor of History at El Paso Community College (EPCC) and has been working at the institution for the past five years. He has been involved in promoting historical literacy for the El Paso community through cinema and popular culture including initiatives such as “College Cinema Nights,” a historical analysis of acclaimed foreign movies. He is currently developing the project “Interdisciplinary Lectures,” a series of specialized online lectures addressed to the general public on historical topics that combine academic expertise from fields such as political sciences, philosophy, history and medical sciences, among others. He obtained a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in International Relations at the Catholic University of Milan as well as a master's degree in history from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Professor Jaimes is currently working on his doctoral dissertation on drug use, control, and trafficking in the American hemisphere during the twentieth century.


Lindsey Ellefson reports on substance use, recovery, harm reduction, the overdose crisis, and related topics for outlets including, but not limited to, Vanity Fair, WIRED, The New Republic, The Daily Beast, USC's Center for Health Journalism, BuzzFeed News, and more.

HND Value Statement

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota. However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally. Therefore, our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University. To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

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