One hundred years after the influenza pandemic, a novelist, a science writer and a population health specialist discuss the social impact of pandemics through time, and how virus, quarantine and contagion continue to inspire our dystopian literary imaginations.
Catharine Arnold (@London_darkside) read English at Cambridge and holds a further degree in psychology. Catharine's latest book is Pandemic 1918: The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History. Catharine's other titles include Necropolis London and its Dead and Underworld London, a history of capital punishment in London.
Stephen Roberts is LSE Fellow in Global Health Policy. He is a module convenor on the MSc Global Health Policy and a member of the LSE Global Health Initiative. Dr Roberts is also an Associate Researcher at the Centre for Global Health Policy (CGHP) at the University of Sussex.
Seema Yasmin (@DoctorYasmin) is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, author and medical doctor. Her first book charts the course of HIV/AIDS pandemic and the life of a scientist who fought to end the outbreak. She teaches science journalism and global health storytelling at Stanford University.
Justin Parkhurst is an Associate Professor of Global Health Policy in the LSE Department of Health Policy. He is co-director of the MSc in Health Policy, Planning, and Financing programme, and the current serving Chair of the LSE Global Health Initiative.
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This event forms part of the “New World (Dis)Orders” series, held in the run up to the LSE Festival, a week-long series of events taking place from 25 February to 2 March 2019, free to attend and open to all, exploring how social science can tackle global issues. How did we get here? What are the challenges? And, importantly, how can we address them? The full LSE Festival programme is online.
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