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How Did They Survive? The Aftermaths of Chernobyl

Lecturer: Adriana Petryna

Wednesday, June 03, 2020 |
6:00PM - 7:00PM ET

This is a virtual event.
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We face a legacy of incomplete knowledge about Chernobyl’s public health consequences. Accounting for these is not a closed matter, but hinges on what kinds of research and investments are applied, and over what timescale. A needed reckoning with complex truths can pave the way for better responses to future disasters.

Note: While the Museum is temporarily closed due to public health concerns, the remaining lectures in the Great Catastrophes series will be delivered virtually: enjoy these lectures from the comfort of your own home. If you have registered for the lecture(s), you will receive an email on the Monday before the lecture with a link and instructions on how to connect to the lecture. We are using the BlueJeans platform—you don't have to download anything and will even be able to ask the speaker a question, just as if we were still in the Harrison Auditorium.

*This lecture will not be recorded for future viewing.


Adriana Petryna, Ph.D., Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in Anthropology Director, MD-PhD Program in Anthropology

$5 General Admission

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