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How We Became “Unprepared”:
Imagining Catastrophe from the Cold War to Bird Flu

How We Became “Unprepared”:
Imagining Catastrophe from the Cold War to Bird Flu

Andrew Lakoff

About This Talk

May 30, 02017

What tools & concepts do climate, health and security authorities rely on to evaluate potential crises? An anthropologist of science & medicine asks how preparedness became the norm for experts charged with managing uncertain futures. Lakoff's book Unprepared: Global Health in a Time of Emergency.

This event is co-presented by the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) where Andrew Lakoff is currently a fellow.

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