Anthony Fauci and Alan Alda Talk Science in Live-Streamed Smithsonian Associates Event

August 27, 2020
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Smithsonian Associates—the world’s largest museum-based education program—will present an exclusive live-streamed event with actor Alan Alda and Dr. Anthony Fauci Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Alda and Fauci will discuss the topic—the COVID-19 pandemic—gripping the country, and there will be a Q&A session after the conversation.

As head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Fauci knows his way around the intricacies of complicated viruses. Alda, host of the Clear+Vivid podcast and co-founder of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, knows his way around sharing tough scientific topics in clear and engaging ways. Together, they are a perfect pairing to parse the intricacies of the virus that has held the public in sway since March.

Ticket prices are $25 for Smithsonian Associates members and $30 for the general public. Tickets and information are available at

The program is part of Smithsonian Associates Streaming, a new online learning initiative presenting individual programs, multi-part courses, studio arts classes and virtual study tours offered through a Zoom-supported digital platform.

For 55 years, Smithsonian Associates has produced vibrant educational and cultural programming that brings the Smithsonian to life. Inspired by the Smithsonian’s research, collections and exhibitions nearly 1,000 public programs spark creativity and excite learning in people of all ages each year.

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