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Free Public Lecture: Pandemics: Tracking Contagions, Cholera

Location: UCB 100

You are invited to a Free Public Lecture from an award winning investigative journalist, Sonia Shah (who happens to hold a BA in Philosophy). She has appeared on NPR and TED talks. Through the generous sponsorship of the SEED Ideas Grant, the Philosophy Department, the Hawaiʻi Island Philosophy Club, the Gender and Women's Studies Program, and AAUW-Hilo, we are very lucky to have her come and speak at our university.

Her talk centers around her new book entitled: Pandemics: Tracking Contagions, From Cholera to Ebola and Beyond

Abstract of Talk:
Over 300 infectious diseases have newly emerged or re-emerged in new territory over the past 50 years, and many epidemiologists expect that one of them will cause a disruptive, deadly pandemic sometime in the next two generations.
But which pathogen will cause the next pandemic? And how? Is there a unique impact to island communities? To answer this question, Shah tracks each stage of cholera’s dramatic journey from harmless microbe to world-changing pandemic, from its 1817 emergence in the South Asian hinterlands to its rapid dispersal across the 19th-century world and its latest beachhead in Haiti. She then describes the pathogens following in cholera’s footsteps, from Zika and Ebola to the never-before-seen killers emerging from China’s wet markets, the surgical wards of New Delhi, and the suburban backyards of the East Coast.

If you are working in areas of public health, medicine, and environmental science, Sonia Shah will provide a broad analysis that takes up interdisciplinary frameworks in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences in how to think about pandemics in our social life.

For more information, contact: Dr. Celia Bardwell-Jones, Chair & Associate Professor, Philosophy and Director of Gender and Women's Studies Program

For more information, contact: (808) 932-7230

Tags: Pandemics Infectious Disease Philosophy Gender Medicine Public Health

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