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The Good, the Bad, and the Surprising: How Pandemics Change Us (w/ Nicholas Christakis)

Virtual January 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm ET Public Event

The Good, the Bad, and the Surprising: How Pandemics Change Us - a conversation with Nicholas Christakis

This is not the first time we have dealt with sudden plague, and it won’t be the last. As our slow return to campus is regularly threatened by new mutations, it’s worth reflecting on what lessons pandemics past and present can teach us. What’s different this time, and why does that matter? And how might this pandemic be affecting the culture of higher education?

Nicholas Christakis, Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University and author of Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live, will discuss the medical and sociological impacts of past plagues and what steps colleges and universities can take to effectively adjust in our pandemic world.

About the speaker:

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    Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH, is the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University. His work is in the fields of network science, biosocial science, and behavior genetics. He directs the Human Nature Lab and is the Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2006; the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2010; and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017. His most recent book is Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live (2020).

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