Great Influenza Centenary Project
This year marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the historic influenza pandemic of 1918 that killed more than 50 million people around the world. This centenary provides Georgetown University, through its university-wide Global Health Initiative, an opportunity to engage a wide variety of disciplines, spanning all our campuses, schools, and departments, to reflect on the events of 1918 and to inform current challenges in responding to pandemic threats.
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This month, three Science, Technology, and International Affairs seniors opened an exhibit on “Remembering the 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic at Georgetown.” Sponsored by the GHI's Great Flu Centenary Project, the exhibit explores the impact of the 1918 Spanish Flu on Georgetown University and beyond.
The centenary project was officially launched on March 12, at a dinner event sponsored by the GHI and hosted by Provost Robert Groves. The project catalyzes university-wide reflection on the historic influenza and serves as a platform for exploring the effects of a future public health emergency.