Sept 26 | Film Screening

Film Screening: Contagion
With a Discussion with Screenwriter Scott Z. Burns & Scientific Advisors for the Film
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm 

Harvard Commons, Richard A. & Susan F. Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138

6:00pm – 6:05pm – Welcome

  • Shana Yansen, Program Manager, Harvard Global Health Institute

6:05pm  6:15pm – Opening Remarks: Inspiration for the Film

  • Scott Z. Burns, Producer and Director; Screenwriter of Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum, and The Informant!; Producer, An Inconvenient Truth

6:15pm – 8:00pm – Contagion Screening 



8:00pm  8:50pm Panel Discussion

  • Scott Z. Burns, Screenwriter; Producer and Director; Screenwriter of Contagion, Producer, Inconvenient Truth, screenwriter, Bourne Ultimatum, The Informant!
  • Tara O’Toole, Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow, In-Q-Tel; Former Under Secretary for Science and Technology, US Department of Homeland Security
  • W. Ian Lipkin, John Snow Professor of Epidemiology; Director, Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health; Professor of Pathology and Neurology, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University

Moderator: Juliette Kayyem, Former Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, US Department of Homeland Security; Belfer Lecturer in International Security, Harvard Kennedy School of Government


8:50pm – 9:00pm   Closing Remarks

  • Sabrina Sholts, Curator, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History; Director, Smithsonian Institution Bio-Imaging Research Center



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