What We Can Learn from History: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2020, 12 - 1 PM

“What We Can Learn from History: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic”

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Time: 12:00-1:00pm (CT)

Location: This free and open to the public presentation will be held virtually. Dr. John M. Barry, author of the prize-winning and New York Times best-selling book, “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History” will present, “What We Can Learn from History: The 1918 Pandemic.”

Dr. Barry’s concludes his book by saying, "The final lesson of 1918, a simple one yet one most difficult to execute, is that...those in authority must retain the public's trust.” Barry will explain how he came to this conclusion and the impact of public policy and leadership.

This is the first presentation of four in the series: “Bridging Civic and Public Health during Pandemic Times.”

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Bridging Civic and Public Health during Pandemic Times Speaker Series

The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Link Center has received a $35,000 grant from the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership to host a speaker series titled, “Bridging Civic and Public Health during a Pandemic.”

The speaker series, which will virtually take place throughout the 2020-21 academic year, will include four speakers, featuring at least one elected public state official, who will explore the intersections of public health emergencies, citizenship and leadership. The series will cover historical lessons from previous pandemics and opportunities that have emerged from the current public health emergency and a message of hope and practical application. The speakers and topics will strategically build on each other’s content and seek to answer the question, “How can we emerge from a public health emergency civically stronger, together?”


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Event information is current as of September 19, 2020 12:05 AM.