The Great Chernobyl Acceleration

Oct. 24. 2019. 3:00-4:30pm
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 19 University Place, New York, NY

Join NYU's Jordan Center and author Kate Brown for a book talk on the environmental and cultural legacy of the Chernobyl disaster. 

In her new book, Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future, Brown uses ecological evidence to show that the radioactive contamination of the territory surrounding Chernobyl began before the disaster of 1986. Brown argues that rather than a "one-off" accident the Chernobyl disaster should be presented as a point of acceleration for radioactive contamination which continues to this day. 


Kate Brown, professor of science, technology and society, MIT