Free and open to the public! Join us for a lecture by Maryn McKenna, author of the new book "Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats". This event is sponsored by the Emory University Center for the Study of Human Health. Reception and book signing to follow. Barnes and Noble will also be onsite with books for sale. Seating is limited! Reserve your free ticket today! We will begin seating at 5:30 pm.
Here are parking directions for visitors to campus: The nearest parking lot/garage to the event is the Peavine Parking lot/garage (29 Eagle Row, Atlanta GA 30322) the directions and map below. If you park in the garage, turn right on Eagle Row and walk downhill to the 4-way Stop. If you park in the open lot, exit the lot and walk to the 4-way Stop. From the Stop, walk East up the hill on Dickey Dr. You will pass the PIAS building, then the Chemistry building, and then the Chandler School of Theology on your right. The soccer field will be on your left. Continue straight through the traffic circle, passing Tarbutton Hall on your right. The Anthropology building is the next building on the right before the second traffic circle. The event is room 303 on the 3rd floor.
Speaker Bio: Maryn McKenna is an award-winning journalist who specializes in public and global health. She is the author of Big Chicken (titled Plucked in the United Kingdom and elsewhere), the first book-length exploration of global antibiotic use in agriculture; Superbug,a narrative history of the emergence of antibiotic resistance worldwide; and Beating Back the Devil, an account of a year embedded with the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service. She writes for the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Newsweek and other magazines and is a Senior Fellow of the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. Her 2015 TED Talk, "What do we do when antibiotics do't work anymore?", has been viewed 1.5 million times.