History Seminar: The Opium Wars

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“The Opium Wars” presented by Jennifer Jones.

Authorities confiscate and destroy illegal drugs seized in raids.  Global superpower expands trade with China.  International cartel grows rich from drug smuggling.  Widespread addiction, poverty, and violence topple a government.

These could be “snatched from today’s headlines,” but this all happened more than 150 years ago.
How did the Opium Wars help shape the modern world?  Come find out in the next History Seminar.

Location: Building 3, room 102

History Seminar is a weekly series of presentations by Highline faculty and other guest speakers about a topic in their field of expertise. This series is taken for college credit but is also open to the public.