Livestream: President Spencer interviews Thomas Goetz ’90

Thomas Goetz ’90 is back on campus to speak to the Class of 2018 in a “Conversation with Clayton” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, in the Gomes Chapel.

Goetz’s best-selling book, The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis, was the Common Read for the first-year class.

He’ll be talking with President Clayton Spencer, who will ask him, among other questions, about his Bates experience, his book, and if he sees parallels in today’s scientific mysteries and questions, whether in the Ebola outbreak or climate change, and what, if anything, in today’s society is impeding innovation and discovery.

Bates will have this video available for replay shortly after the live presentation.

About Thomas Goetz

Thomas Goetz majored in English at Bates and went on to become executive editor of WIRED magazine, a health care entrepreneur and an author. Co-founder of the startup Iodine, Goetz has a master’s in public health from UC–Berkeley and is Entrepreneur in Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Goetz has spoken with Spencer at Bates events in Chicago and San Francisco, and had a day-long residency on campus last spring as part of the college’s ambitious Purposeful Work programming.

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