CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be visiting Harvard University to talk about solutions to the nation’s opioid crisis.

Christie is scheduled to appear Tuesday with former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie for a panel titled “Policies to Address the Opioid Crisis.”

The former Republican governor made addiction services a priority in his final year in office. He left earlier this year after eight years at the helm.

Christie is also chairman of President Donald Trump’s commission on opioids. He was chosen for the role last year.

Gillespie crafted a plan to fight opioids in Virginia as a candidate to be the state’s governor last year. He was defeated in November by Democrat Ralph Northam.

The panel is being hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.

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