Conversations About Our Scholarly Lives

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Monday Mar 3, 2014
Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (Room 338), DeWitt Wallace Library

Ron Barrett, Anthropology, will present "The Ancient Determinants of Future Pandemics." At what point does an infectious disease become an "emerging infection?" Although many so-called emerging infections are indeed new to our species, the ultimate causes of these infections are ancient and recurring. They include human food production, settlement and demographic patterns, environmental disruptions, and social inequalities. Ron Barrett will discuss these issues based on his recently published book: An Unnatural History of Emerging Infections. All faculty are welcome. Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Adrienne Christiansen, ext 6714

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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