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VIRTUAL: An Evening
VIRTUAL: An Evening with Charles Kenny, Author of The Plague Cycle: The Unending War Between Humanity and Infectious Disease
Hudson Library & Historical Society

Thursday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

On Thursday, February 4 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Charles Kenny, author of The Plague Cycle: The Unending War Between Humanity and Infectious Disease. Written as colorful history, The Plague Cycle reveals the relationship between civilization, globalization, prosperity, and infectious disease over the past five millennia. It harnesses history, economics, and public health, and charts humanity’s remarkable progress, providing a fascinating and timely look at the cyclical nature of infectious disease.

Kenny is a writer-researcher at the Center for Global Development and has worked on policy reforms in global health as well as UN peacekeeping and combating international financial corruption. Previously, he spent fifteen years as an economist at the World Bank. He is the author of Getting Better: Why Global Development Is Succeeding and How We Can Improve the World Even More and The Upside of Down: Why the Rise of the Rest Is Great for the West. He earned a history degree at Cambridge and has graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins, the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and Cambridge.

Copies of The Plague Cycle will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins. 

If you have any questions, please email or call (330) 653-6658 x1010.



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