John Barry speaks at St. Olaf about the history, science and politics of pandemics

A man leans against a podium and speaks into a microphone.
John Barry of Tulane University speaks about pandemics on Thursday, Feb. 27 at St. Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community.
Courtesy Lakaia Thornton of St. Olaf College

John Barry of Tulane University speaks about pandemics of the past century and the lessons that were learned — or not learned.

He advised the Bush and Obama administrations on pandemic preparedness and response and he's the award-winning author of "The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History."

John Barry spoke on Thursday at the St. Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community in Northfield, Minn.

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