Book Club: New Pandemics, Old Politics

1/19/2022, 2/2/2022 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.


Delivery Format: Due to current public health concerns, this book club has transitioned from an in-person club to fully virtual via Zoom.

*As the first session approaches, your book club facilitator will be in touch with a Zoom link*


Registration open through 1/12/2022 EST


New Pandemics, Old Politics

By: Alex de Waal

Facilitated by:
Rebecca Totaro, Ph.D. & Joseph Ross, Ph.D.
*Co-Sponsored by Dr. Erich Liebert World Affairs Lecture Series*

New Pandemics, Old Politics explores how the modern world adopted a martial script to deal with epidemic disease threats, and how this has failed – repeatedly...Today, public health experts and political leaders who failed to listen to them agree on one thing: that we must 'fight' Covid-19. There's a consensus that we should target individual pathogens and suppress them – rather than address the reasons why our societies are so vulnerable. Arguing that this consensus is mistaken, Alex de Waal makes the case for a new democratic public health for the Anthropocene.

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