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Fareed Zakaria’s Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World

  • Tuesday, December 8, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, click here for more information
  • “Lenin once said, “There are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen.” This is one of those times when history has sped up. CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria helps readers to understand the nature of a post-pandemic world: the political, social, technological, and economic consequences that may take years to unfold. Written in the form of ten “lessons,” covering topics from natural and biological risks to the rise of “digital life” to an emerging bipolar world order, Zakaria helps readers to begin thinking beyond the immediate effects of COVID-19. Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World speaks to past, present, and future, and, while urgent and timely, is sure to become an enduring reflection on life in the early twenty-first century.”

The Dean’s Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health: 2020: The Year of COVID-19 with Dr. Anthony Fauci

  • Thursday, December 10, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, click here for more information
  • “Initiated in 2008, Grand Rounds is a community conversation on the science, education, and practice of public health. The series provides an intellectual space within which to explore national and global public health challenges and the innovative approaches needed to transform the public’s health in the 21st century. COVID-19 has served as a magnifying glass on a broken, structurally racist and unequal health system which falls grievously short of protecting communities of color, the aged and the vulnerable. It also has highlighted the devastating consequences of our country’s absence of a public health system charged with protecting and elevating health for all. This year we will deepen our understanding, research, teaching and action on this topic, through our Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health Series.”

Bioethics & Racial Justice in Healthcare: A Conversation with Dr. Yolonda Wilson

  • Thursday December 10, 7:30 PM, click here for the RSVP
  • “…Dr. Yolonda Wilson… will be discussing her working monograph Black Death: Racial Justice, Priority-Setting, and Care at the End of Life and the broader role of bioethicists in addressing racism in healthcare. …Yolonda Wilson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Howard University as well as a 2019-2020 fellow at the National Humanities Center and a 2019-2020 Encore Public Voices fellow. Her research interests include bioethics, social and political philosophy, race theory, and feminist philosophy. She is broadly interested in the nature and limits of the state’s obligations to rectify historic and continuing injustice, particularly in the realm of healthcare.”

The Best Event Since Sliced Bread: Hosted By Columbia Science Review

  • Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM, click here for more information
  • Whether you are a quarantine baker or just a lover of baked goods, come join CSR, Professor Megan Elias and Chef Francisco Migoya for a discussion on one of the most beloved forms of carbohydrates: BREAD! Today, professional chefs rely on history and science to change the way we think about bread making. What are some of the scientific underpinnings of bread making? How often should one feed their starter? In what ways are historical accounts of bread making useful for revolutionizing modern baking techniques? Come find out with us!