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Honors Program Lecture: Ms. Sonia Shah

  • Time:

    7:30 p.m.
  • Date:

    Tuesday, October 18, 2011
  • Location:

    Arts Center Studio Theatre 14

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“The Fever: How Malaria Ruled Humankind for 500 Years”

Based on her recent book by the same title, Ms. Shah’s lecture traces the history of malaria and the centuries-long battle to treat and prevent the disease in numerous regions of the world. Her talk is based on five years of research and reporting carried out in areas still affected by Malaria, and contemplates how and why hundreds of millions of people are infected annually in spite of available preventions.

Sonia Shah is an investigative journalist and author of critically acclaimed and prizewinning books on science, human rights, and international politics. Growing up, she shuttled between the northeastern United States where her parents practiced medicine and Mumbai and Bangalore, India, where her extended working-class family lived, developing a life-long interest in inequality between and within societies. Shah has been featured on current affairs shows around the United States, as well as on the BBC and Australia's Radio National.

Her writing on human rights, medicine, and politics have appeared in a range of magazines from Playboy, Salon, and Orion to The Progressive and Knight-Ridder.

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Sponsored By:
Nazareth College Honors Program
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