Past Event

The Public Health Crisis: From Global Capitalism to the Pandemic

February 17, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Event Description

From the Black Death in the fourteenth century to the spread of influenza in 1918, disease crises and social recovery have revealed persistent urban disparities that are structured by capitalist networks. As “endemic risks,” pandemics are the product of both global and local markets and represent a complex interplay between health, environmental conditions, and occupational histories. The panel will open the discussion of covid-19 to this broader framework, recasting the analysis of public health risk in terms of globalization, racism, changing labor conditions, and 21st-century capitalism.

Event Speaker

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Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration is required. For more information, please visit the event webpage.

Hosted by the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health at Columbia University, the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, and the Gotham Center at the City University of New York.