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[STS Lunch Seminar] Exploring the Pharmaceutical Industry “On the Ground” in Madagascar

Friday, February 14 | 12 – 1:15 PM | Multipurpose Room, Sophia Gordon Hall

Speaker: Gabrielle Robbins is an MIT doctoral candidate in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology and Society (HASTS). This talk will follow farmers and factory workers in the central highlands of Madagascar, who grow and process Artemisia annua: a plant that treats malaria. Robbins will explore the plant’s journey from crop to pharmaceutical, and will use this journey to illustrate the connections between local agriculture and international drug industries. 

This event is sponsored by Tisch College, the Science, Technology & Society Program (STS), and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. It is part of the STS Lunch Seminar Program. Lunch is provided.