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  Café Columbia with Professors of Public Health David K. Rosner and Jerry Markovitz
  April 1, 2013 6:00 PM ET
  April 1, 2013 7:00 PM ET
  PicNic Market & Cafe, New York City
Café Columbia is a series of informal discussions, led by Columbia University faculty, focused broadly on the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The discussions are held at the PicNic Market & Cafe at 2665 Broadway (between 101st and 102nd Streets).

Professors of Public Health David K. Rosner and Jerry Markovitz
Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children

Listen to Rosner and Markowitz discuss the battle over lead poisoning, one of the most contentious and bitter battles in the history of public health, and how it illuminates the dilemmas faced by public health agencies today. How does the discovery that new synthetic toxins are disruptive at extremely low levels challenge public health’s traditional assumptions about how to protect the public? What are the obstacles faced by public health workers in a conservative, pro-business, anti-regulatory climate as they formulate prevention strategies for chronic illness linked to low levels of toxic exposure? How do we protect our children?

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Professor David K. Rosner, Ronald Lauterstein Professor of Public Health and professor of history at Columbia and co-director of the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health at the Mailman School of Public Health. In 2010 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Professor Gerald Markowitz, Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is, with David K. Rosner, coauthor of Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution and eight other books.

Lead Wars

Space is limited. $10 cover (cash only at the door) includes one drink.
First Come, First Served
NO RSVP Necessary
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