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Surviving Two Epidemics: Resilience and Health in the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health 1998-2021” will be presented by Hans-Peter Kohler at Penn State's 16th annual De Jong Lecture in Social Demography Oct. 1, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in The Living Center, Henderson Building, and virtually.

Kohler is the Frederick J. Warren Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Population Aging Research Center at University of Pennsylvania. He will present an overview of how respondents in the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH) have been affected by HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 and how they have managed to survive through challenging times.

Discussants include Sam Clark, professor of sociology at Ohio State, and Mary K. Shenk, associate professor of anthropology, demography, and Asian studies at Penn State.

The decision of whether to hold the lecture in person will be made in September and all registrants will be notified. It will be livestreamed, and a recording will be available for a limited time. Registration is required for attending and viewing the lecture online.

Please note in accordance with Penn State policy, all individuals are required to wear face masks inside all campus buildings, regardless of their vaccination status.

The De Jong Lecture is supported by the Gordon F. and Caroline M. De Jong Lectureship in Social Demography Endowment, administered jointly, and supplemented by the Department of Sociology and Criminology and the Population Research Institute, part of the Social Science Research Institute, at Penn State.