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The 1918 flu pandemic, history and lessons learned

Christopher McKnight Nichols, Ph.D., director of the Center for the Humanities and associate professor in OSU’s School of History, Philosophy and Religion, will present “The 1918 flu pandemic, history and lessons learned.” His presentation will provide a timely exploration of the history of the 1918 influenza epidemic and how our understanding of the past might assist in developing new policies in the present and for the future.

Before coming to Oregon State University, Dr. Nichols was the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in U.S. History, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania, and was Postdoctoral Fellow in U.S. History at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. Previously, he studied at Harvard College, Wesleyan University, and the University of Virginia, where he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in History (May 2008). 

Nichols has done over one hundred conferences and invited presentations. He also has moderated or chaired another hundred panels and events, including panels and interview events with such figures as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Michael Beschloss, and Nicholas Kristof.

Friday, October 9, 2020 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Lecture or Presentation

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Health and Well-being, Research


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College of Public Health and Human Sciences
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Marie Harvey, DrPH, MPH

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