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Our evenings combine a lecture or reading by the invited guest and a discussion on stage with our specially selected moderator. Add in questions from the audience and we can promise a fascinating and lively discussion! Our events are hosted at various locations in Amsterdam or online. Check each event announcement for more information.

Patrick Radden Keefe

   |   Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
Sep 29, 2021, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   OBA, Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam
2021-09-29 20:00:00 2021-09-29 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Patrick Radden Keefe (The John Adams Institute) Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty OBA, Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
The name of the Sackler family adorns the walls of many storied institutions - Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oxford, the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations to the arts and sciences. The source of the family fortune was vague, however, until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing OxyContin, a blockbuster painkiller that was the catalyst for the opioid crisis. In the past twenty years, opioids were responsible for the overdose deaths of ...
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