An interview with Laura Spinney, author of Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World
By Wilson Institute for Canadian History
Join the Wilson Institute for Canadian History for an interview with journalist and science author Laura Spinney.
Live via Zoom (Zoom meeting ID: 977 1090 9681)
Hosted by the Wilson Institute for Canadian History, Syndemic: Conversations about Humanity’s Organic Crisis is a speaker series that explores what COVID-19 will mean for humanity’s future, and how that relates to our understanding of the national communities in which we live.
Speakers will include:
- Guardian journalist and science author Laura Spinney (April 15)
- Mike Davis, author of Set the Night on Fire (May 13)
- Andreas Malm, author of Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency (May 27)
- Globe and Mail health columnist Andre Picard (June 3)
- Pat Armstrong, author of A Place to Call Home: Long-Term Care in Canada (June 10)
- Nicholas Christakis, author of Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of the Coronavirus on the Way We Live (June 24)
- Chelsea Gabel, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Well-Being, Community Engagement and Innovation (TBD)
- Chandrima Chakraborty, professor, McMaster Department of English and Cultural Studies and director of the Global Peace and Social Justice program
Laura Spinney is an author and science journalist with a degree in Natural Sciences from Durham University. She is the author of Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World; Derborence: Where the Devils Came Down; The Doctor; The Quick; and Rue Centrale. Her articles have also appeared in The Atlantic, National Geographic, The Economist, New Scientist, and The Guardian.
- Canada and the World