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Writers Cribs! Sonia Shah

Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Join us for a conversation between Sonia Shah and Rosemary Slick in honor of World Oceans Day. Presented in partnership with the Ivy Bookshop and National Aquarium.

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Conclusively tracking the history of misinformation from the 18th century through today's anti-immigration policies, The Next Great Migration makes the case for a future in which migration is not a source of fear, but of hope.

Sonia Shah is a science journalist and the prize-winning author of Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism. She has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many others. Her TED Talk, “Three Reasons We Still Haven’t Gotten Rid of Malaria,” has been viewed by more than one million people around the world. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Rosemary Slick is a Guest Engagement Specialist at the National Aquarium, where she has worked since 2018. Her interest in conservation communication stems from her experiences traveling within the US and beyond and observing the way people and animals of different cultures and ecosystems respond to varying environmental challenges. She has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and an M.A. in Conservation Biology from Miami University.

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Outstanding interview. Sonia Shah is extremely insightful and knowledgeable about vital issues of our time. A transformative program. Looking forward to reading Shah's books!

Absolutely fantastic. Eye opening and thoroughly paradigm shifting.