Lectures and Special Events
Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease in the 21st Century
January 12, 2015
What does it take to defeat infectious diseases in the 21st century? The American Museum of Natural History and The Carter Center invite you to explore the innovative collaborative approaches being developed around the world to combat disease. Join former President Jimmy Carter, who will be joined by Dr. Jane Carlton, director of the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at New York University, Dr. Donald Hopkins, vice president of health programs at The Carter Center, and parasitologist and Museum Curator Mark Siddall for a dynamic conversation that will unravel the science and politics of disease eradication.
Learn more in the exhibition Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease.
Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease is presented by the American Museum of Natural History, New York in collaboration with The Carter Center, Atlanta.
Countdown to Zero is proudly supported by Clarke, Public Health Mosquito Control, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Lions Clubs International Foundation, Mectizan Donation Program, and Vestergaard.
This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of the Arthur Ross Foundation.
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