Author, Correspondent to Speak at MCLA Annual Public Policy Lecture Event

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Jamie Ducharme, an author and TIME magazine correspondent, will be Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' 2021 Public Policy lecturer. 
She'll speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, at the college's Church Street Center Auditorium. A remote viewing option will also be available, and both options are free and open to the public. 
Registration for the in-person event or for the virtual option can be done here.
Ducharme 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. 
Ducharme 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. 
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.  

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