II Round Table: Beyond Ebola

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This International Institute Round Table explores the multi-disciplinary interplay of the science of Ebola virus (replication, transmission, controls), impacts of public policies and infrastructure, factors in engaging community and culture, and predictions for control of this and future epidemic outbreaks. Conversations of panelists, expert discussants and forum attendees will explore what must be put in place for West Africa beyond the current epidemic and to better prepare for other global health crises that likely will occur in an interconnected world.

Panel:
Prof. Oveta Fuller, ASC Associate Director, a microbiologist and virologist at the Medical School who has lived and worked extensively in Zambia and who is closely following the epidemic.

Prof. Mike McGovern, Anthropology, U-M. He has worked several decades in Guinea and Cote d'Ivoire. His field site in Guinea is only 20 km from where this current Ebola outbreak is said to have originated.

Renee Gerring, a chemist who runs the Geochemical and Engineering labs at the University of Liberia, and is a current fellow in the U-M African Presidential Scholars Program.

Prof. Joe Eisenberg, School of Public Health, U-M. He is an epidemiologist and is mapping the Ebola outbreak for the NIH.

Moderator:
Kelly Askew, ASC Director and LSA faculty with expertise in anthropology and media studies. Her articles and books cover topics that range from nationalism to gender relations and land ownership in Africa where she conducts fieldwork.
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School of Social Work Building - 1636

October 2014

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4:00pm - 5:30pm

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