Cafe Scientifique: The Political Science of Bird Flu

For those in and around the Twin Cities area:

Cafe Scientifique: The Political Science of Bird Flu
Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 7 p.m.
Bryant-Lake Bowl
810 W. Lake St., Minneapolis
$5-$10; pay what you can

H5N1, otherwise known as the bird flu virus, appears to be a leading candidate for a global pandemic. With good cause, much attention has been focused on H5N1’s molecular properties and geographic spread. In contrast, little effort has been spent in describing the virus’s social origins. Join University of Minnesota visiting assistant geography professor Robert Wallace as he relates bird flu biology to the political economies of agribusiness, global finance, and environmental degradation.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: