Panel Discussion: Ebola in Context

October 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Great Hall
Memorial Union
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706

MHB Ebola panel poster_FINAL-1Ebola in Context: Emergency Response and Global Responsibility

The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is unprecedented in its magnitude. And though headlines describe events halfway around the world, the epidemic’s causes and consequences are closer to home than most Americans realize. Focusing on the deeply entwined history between West Africa and Western industrialized nations, five expert panelists will draw on the social dimensions of Ebola to shed light on the responsibilities of an interconnected global community.

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Gregg A. Mitman, Ph.D.
Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History of Science, Medical History, History, and Environmental Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Emmanuel Urey, BSc, MPH
Ph.D. Student, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jo Ellen Fair, Ph.D.
Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication and African Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tony L. Goldberg, Ph.D., DVM.
Professor of Epidemiology
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
Associate Director for Research
UW-Madison Global Health Institute

Alhaji N’jai, Ph.D.
Research Fellow in Pathobiological Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Adjunct Faculty
University of Sierra Leone


R. Alta Charo, J.D.
Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sponsored by the Department of Medical History & Bioethics.

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