East Carolina University

Keith Wailoo, 2016-17 Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series Brewster History Lecturer

Keith Wailoo
Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University

"Pain: A Political History"

January 31, 2017 | 7:00 pm | Wright Auditorium

Wailoo's lecture will touch on the battle over whose pain is real and who deserves relief, which has created stark ideological divisions at the bedside, in politics, and in the courts.


Wailoo is Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University where he teaches in the Department of History and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is the former Vice Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School. He is an award-winning author on drugs and drug policy; race, science and health; history of medicine; and health policy and medical affairs in the U.S. Currently, he is working on two book-length projects, both intersecting with history and public policy: a study of the menthol cigarette and a history of addiction.


Co-sponsors include:

THCAS; THCAS Department of History; ECU Division of Academic Affairs; Division of Health Sciences; Division of Research, Economic Development, and Engagement; Division of Student Affairs; Student Activities Board; College of Fine Arts and Communication; the Honors College; and the Medical History Interest Group.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Wright Auditorium
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

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Lecture/Reading, University, ECU Homepage


College of Fine Arts and Communication, Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences, History, Harriot College of Arts & Sciences, Honors College

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Students, Faculty, Staff, Public, Alumni





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