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About the Speaker:
Sonia Shah (Science Journalist & Author)
Sonia Shah is a science journalist and author of critically acclaimed books including The Next Great Migration: the beauty and terror of life on the move (2020) and Pandemic: tracking contagions from cholera to coronaviruses and beyond (2016), a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and a finalist for the 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in science/technology, the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the National Association of Science Writers’ Science in Society Award. Her 2010 book, The Fever: how malaria has ruled humankind for 500,000 years was called a “tour-de-force” by the New York Times,” and was long-listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize. Philanthropist Bill Gates called it one of his top four “good books on disease” in recent years.
TEDxGateway Webinar: Sonia Shah (Science Journalist & Author) in conversation with Rives (Poet & Storyteller)
Webinar Series: The World Has Changed
Webinar Topic: Migration is the Solution, not the Crisis
About the webinar:
The Next Great Migration is upon us. More people live outside the countries of their birth today than ever before, while 80 percent of wild species are on the move, escaping warming seas and desiccated lands. In response, experts warn of invading aliens and anti-immigration leaders slam closed borders that were historically porous. But the science and history of migration in animals, plants, and humans tell a different story. New genetic techniques have revealed how deep into the past our story of migration runs. New navigational technologies have uncovered the scale and complexity of both human and wild movements around the globe.
Investigative journalist and novelist, Sonia Shah, in her newest novel, has a wandering narrative about why people wander – The Next Great Migration.