Past Event

City of Science: Infectious Disease and the Spanish Flu

October 11, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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CUNY Graduate Center (Room 1218), 365 Fifth Avenue, New York

Join the CUNY Graduate Center for an interdisciplinary discussion on the scientific and social implications of infectious disease, the evolution of viruses, and what we can learn from this intersection. The 1918 flu pandemic killed nearly five percent of the world’s population, making it one of the deadliest events in human history. On this centennial, we look at what made it so deadly, how society responded to this unprecedented emergency, and the evolution of the flu virus itself.

Featuring: Laura Spinney, author and science journalist, and Benjamin D. Greenbaum, assistant professor at the Tisch Cancer Institute.

Reservations are full. This event will be available via live-stream. For more information, please visit the event webpage
Presented with the Center for the Physics of Biological Function, a joint effort of The Graduate Center and Princeton University, supported by the National Science Foundation; the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences, and the Center for the Humanities. This event is part of Contagious Cities, supported by Wellcome.