MSURA Exclusive: Militias & Mutations with Betsy & David Quammen
- Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
- Online via Zoom
Tune in virtually for a dynamic presentation on the crossroads between viral spillover and political upheaval.
David Quammen is an American author and journalist whose sixteen books include The Song of the Dodo (1996), The Reluctant Mr. Darwin (2006), and The Tangled Tree (2018). His 2012 book, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, described the dynamics of viral spillover from wildlife into humans and predicted a coming pandemic, possibly caused by a coronavirus. He’s a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award and has received several awards for his books.
Betsy Quammen is an MSU alumna who earned her doctorate in environmental history in 2017. She has studied various religious traditions over the years and is fascinated with how religious and cultural views shape relationships to landscape and wildlife. Betsy's latest book, American Zion: Cliven Bundy, God and Public Lands in the West, explores the 27-year legal battle and land-use war in Bunkerville, Nevada, between the large Bundy family and local, state and federal governments. Comparisons between the subject of her latest work and the current unrest between the government and the American public abound.
An RSVP is required by Wednesday, February 24 to receive the event feed. This event will be held via Zoom and can be accessed using a computer, iPad or cell phone. The link to join the Zoom meeting, the password and the meeting ID can be found in the confirmation email you will receive once you register for the event at msuaf.org/quammen.
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