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Virtual Event: The Black Plague, The Birth Of The Renaissance, and You

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Tue, July 14, 2020
03:00PM - 04:00PM
Virtual event via Zoom, San Francisco CA 94108
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Kathy Trafton, '78, '80

The Stanford Women's Club of San Francisco presents a lecture and discussion about the effects of one of history's worldwide pandemics, the Black Plague. In the year 1348, the Plague may well have wiped out about half the population of Europe alone in a matter of months. How did the Plague change the course of history, and how did the Plague help give birth to the Renaissance? Are there lessons for us in 2020?

Our speaker is Dr. Ronald Weissman, former Professor of Medieval and Renaissance History at the University of Maryland. Ron himself was later infected...with the exciting developments happening in Silicon Valley! Initially, he joined forces with Steve Jobs. After 17 years as a venture capitalist, Ron, a San Francisco native, now spends his time as an angel investor. Before COVID-19 hit, Ron made frequent trips to Europe as a lecturer and venture capital advisor, often to Italy. His first book was about private clubs during the Italian Renaissance. Perhaps there will be some lessons here for us!

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Virtual Event: The Black Plague, The Birth Of The Renaissance, and You
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 @ 3:00 PM

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