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Empiricist League #13: Apocalypse
Nov 25, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $8
Tickets: $8 in advance at http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/713949, $10 day of show.
What’s it like to visit Chernobyl? What’s the best way to fight an Ebola outbreak? What is the FBI doing to keep the most dangerous biological threats in check? Join an FBI agent, the creator of “pollution tourism”, and a science & health journalist at the Empiricist League’s thirteenth gathering, covering some of the many ways that humanity might be extinguished.
Doors at 7:30pm. First speaker starts at 8pm.
Patient Zero: “Plantibodies” and the New Frontier in the Fight Against Ebola
Joshua A. Krisch is a NYC-based journalist, specializing in science, health and technology. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Motherboard (VICE), Scientific American, The Atlantic, Popular Mechanics and Esquire. In the past, he has written about bottles lost at sea and space blimps that fly into the stratosphere. He will speak to the Empiricist League about the cutting edge measures that scientists are taking to fight the next Ebola outbreak.
Visit Sunny Chernobyl: Adventures in the World’s Most Polluted Places
Andrew Blackwell is a journalist and filmmaker living in New York City. His acclaimed book Visit Sunny Chernobyl is a love letter to the Earth’s most degraded and despoiled nooks and crannies, and an impassioned argument for a new kind of environmentalism. Mr. Blackwell will speak to the Empiricist League about the end of Nature, the art of pollution tourism, and reasons to be optimistic about the apocalypse.
Achieving Biosecurity: An FBI Special Agent Tells You How
Special Agent Sara Wood is an Assistant Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Coordinator assigned to the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). SA Wood has a B.S. from Yale University and a M.A. from the University of Connecticut. Her investigative responsibilities include counterterrorism investigations involving weapons of mass destruction and counterproliferation networks. SA Wood will talk to the Empiricist League about threats to biosecurity, how the FBI is tackling them, and how the science community can help.