2009-2010 Global Studies Symposium: "Contagion"

Notable experts “deeply impressed” by Whitman students, faculty at recent symposium

Whitman College’s second annual Global Studies symposium, built around the theme of “Contagion,” brought together an interdisciplinary panel of experts for an exploration of disease emergence that also included Whitman professors and students. “It could not have been better,” said Priscilla Wald recently, a symposium speaker and Duke University professor.

“I was deeply impressed by every aspect … I thought both the student and faculty respondents offered exceptionally intelligent, well prepared and provocative responses,” said Wald, a professor of English and women’s studies and the author of “Contagious: Cultures, Carriers and the Outbreak Narrative.”

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