Thompson Forum to host Sonia Shah, Jan. 24, 2017

Note: Sonia Shah’s lecture has been postponed to January 24, due to unforeseen circumstances. All original tickets are still valid and will be accepted.

“Pandemic: From Cholera to Ebola and Beyond”

Sonia Shah

Sonia ShahSonia Shah is an investigative science journalist and author of critically acclaimed and prize-winning books on science, human rights, and international politics. Her most recent book, “Pandemic: Tracking Contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond,” was selected as a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. Her critically acclaimed 2010 book, “The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years,” was based on five years of original reportage in Cameroon, Malawi, and Panama and was called a “tour-de-force” by the New York Times.

A former writing fellow of the Nation Institute and the Puffin Foundation, Shah’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Scientific American and Foreign Affairs, and has been featured on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, CNN, Al Jazeera and BBC. Her TED talk on malaria has been viewed over 1,000,000 times, and Shah has lectured at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, MIT, Harvard, Yale, Brown and Georgetown. She served as the 2014 Ottaway Professor of Journalism at SUNY New Paltz and has been frequently supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and The Nation Investigative Fund. She holds a bachelor’s in journalism, philosophy, and neuroscience from Oberlin College.

Sponsored by the UNL School of Biological Sciences, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

Tickets are available at the Lied Center Box Office.