Research seminar: October 9, 2020


The 1918 flu pandemic, history and lessons learned.

October 9, 2020

Christopher McKnight Nichols, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Director of the Center for the Humanities and associate professor in OSU’s School of History, Philosophy and Religion

Christopher Nichols will provide a timely exploration of the history of the 1918 influenza epidemic and how our understanding of the past might assist in developing new policies in the present and for the future.

Nichols specializes in the history of the United States and its relationship to the rest of the world. He is a frequent writer and commentator on current American foreign and domestic policy and on historical insights regarding contemporary political and diplomatic events. He often appears on National Public Radio and Oregon Public Broadcasting and is the author or editor of six books, including the forthcoming “Rethinking American Grand Strategy.”

The college-wide research seminar series is co-sponsored by the College Research Office; the Hallie Ford Center; the Center for Healthy Aging; the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health; and the Center for Global Health. The seminar series provides a forum for faculty in the College and other researchers to present and discuss current research topics in an environment conducive to stimulating research collaboration and fostering student learning.