On November 12th, 2019 Mississippi INBRE sponsored Sonia Shah, an award-winning investigative journalist, as the featured speaker for the University of Southern Mississippi’s University Forum. Her presentation, “Pandemic,” was held at 6:30 pm in the Thad Cochran Center Ballrooms.

USM’s forum schedule says, “Sonia Shah is an investigative journalist who writes about science, human rights, and international politics. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, and Foreign Affairs. Shah’s most recent book, Pandemic: Tracking Contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond, explores the origins of epidemics and draws parallels between the story of cholera and the pathogens that threaten humankind today. Pandemic was 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 for Science Writers’ Science in Society Award. It was also a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. Shah has been featured on CNN and her TEDTalk, “Three Reasons We Still Haven’t Gotten Rid of Malaria,” has been viewed over one million times. Shah is currently working on her fifth book, The Next Great Migration.”

Mississippi INBRE was honored to host Ms. Shah and is grateful for her time and efforts in speaking to USM’s campus.