The American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Brown University host a panel discussion on innovative science-based solutions to the opioid crisis. The panel will be moderated by Michael Botticelli, former director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Registration required. Room 101, Salomon Center for Teaching, 79 Waterman Street.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, American doctors believed that the imagination was directly connected to health, intimately involved in healing and central to medical discovery. Today’s checklists and clinical algorithms, by contrast, leave little room for imagination. In a talk, humanities and health scholar Sari Altschuler argues for more imagination in modern medicine. It is, after all, what has led us to diagnose unusual conditions, innovate treatment and make groundbreaking discoveries. Room 305, Pembroke Hall, 172 Meeting Street.
In South Asian art, the distinction between the “secular” and the “religious,” further complicated by the “spiritual,” has been fraught with contestations. In this symposium, art historians, historians and philosophers examine the entanglement of art history’s categories and practices with the politics of the present. Room 305, Pembroke Hall, 172 Meeting Street.
Take in the pulsating rhythms of steel drumming, a musical tradition born in part from Trinidad and Tobago’s petroleum industry, in a performance by the Toronto-based Pan Fantasy Steelband. De Ciccio Family Auditorium, Salomon Hall, 79 Waterman Street.