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How Did They Survive? The Aftermaths of Chernobyl

Lecturer: Adriana Petryna

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

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Harrison Auditorium - Penn Museum


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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.

NEW! Come early to join a PhD candidate or collections expert for a pre-lecture Daily Dig object talk at 4:30pm that will highlight the each month's lecture topic, with no registration required. And before each of the Greats Lectures, the Museum Café will serve delicious, daily-prepared hot entrees, soup, and sandwiches. Arrive in the late afternoon to enjoy all the Museum has to offer!


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

$10 General Admission | $7 Member

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