Crane Lecture on Nov. 17: The Next Great Migration with Sonia Shah
Roland Park Country School is thrilled to welcome investigative journalist and author Sonia Shah as the featured speaker for our annual Sarah Crane Cohen Visiting Scholar in the Humanities Lecture on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. Please join us as Shah discusses her latest book, The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move, which was a finalist for the 2021 PEN/E.O Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and selected as a best nonfiction book of 2020 by Publishers Weekly, a best science book of 2020 by Amazon, and a best science and technology book of 2020 by Library Journal. During her talk, Shah will explain the coming era of climate-driven migration of both people and animals, how it’s reflexively seen as a crisis, and how it could just be the opposite: the solution.
Shah’s other critically acclaimed and prize-winning books on science, human rights and international politics include Pandemic: Tracking Contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond; The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years; and The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World's Poorest Patients. A former writing fellow of the Nation Institute and the Puffin Foundation, Shah’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, Foreign Affairs, and elsewhere, and she has been featured on current affairs programs around the United States, including several NPR shows, CNN, Al Jazeera and BBC.
A book signing will follow the lecture. This event is free and open to the public.
About the Sarah Crane Cohen Visiting Scholar in the Humanities Lecture.
The Sarah Crane Cohen Visiting Scholar in the Humanities Endowment was established in 1993 by the late Charles Crane in memory of his mother. It is intended that the Sarah Crane Cohen Visiting Scholar shall be recognized for his/her accomplishments in any of several fields which comprise “the humanities.” This individual is selected from a culturally diverse background which varies from scholar to scholar.