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The Politics of Plague in 2019
November 16, 2019

This event occurred as part of the 19/20 Public Talk season. This is an archived view.

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Elizabeth Talbot and "The Living" Director Jamie Horton discuss the bubonic plague; moderated by theater professor Laura Edmondson.

19/20 Public Talk

Please join Dr. Elizabeth Talbot, M.D. and The Living director Jamie Horton to discuss how a play about bubonic plague in 1665 London resonates with today's international health crises of tuberculosis, ebola, and HIV, and how these connections should empower rather than alarm. Professor Horton is Dartmouth's Director of Theater and an Associate Professor with the Department of Theater. Dr. Talbot is an Associate Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine, with particular interest in emerging and tropical infectious diseases, and diseases of poverty. She has been an outbreak investigator for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and the NH Department of Health and Human Services where she serves as the Deputy State Epidemiologist. The conversation will be moderated by Laura Edmondson, Associate Professor of Theater.

This event is being specially recorded by Vermont Public Radio.

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