Africa and the Environment 2015 Symposium

Emerging and Contemporary Issues of the Environment Beyond Ebola

This event will feature lectures, a poster fair, and discussion designed to spark and facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations on the issue of environment in Africa.

Register for the event here.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Check in begins at 9:30 a.m.)

The program is here: Africa and the Environment Symposium booklet.


  • Paige Andrews, Population Health Sciences, “Liberia Ebola Outbreak: Response Notes from the Field”
  • Peter Block, Civil & Environmental Engineering, “Precipitation, Forecasts, and Water Resources Management in Ethiopia”
  • Jeremy Foltz, Agriculture & Applied Economics, “Climate Change and Child Mortality in Mali”
  • Tony Goldberg, Pathobiological Sciences, “Environment and Health”
  • Mary Hark, School of Human Ecology, “Papermaking in Ghana: Art, Craft, and Environmental Conservation”
  • Alhaji N’Jai, Pathobiological Sciences and Procter & Gamble, “Models of Community Sustainability – What’s Possible – Case Studies from Project 1808, Inc work in Sierra Leone”
  • Yoshi Kawaoka, Pathobiological Sciences, “Ebola and Infectious Disease”
  • Leslie Sager, School of Human Ecology, “Design of the Dream School: A sustainable Micro Campus in Tharaka Nithi, Kenya”
  • Nathan Schulfer, Nelson Institute, “Conservation and Congo Basis Initiative”
  • Janis Tupesis, Emergency Medicine, “Health Systems and Capacity Building in Liberia and Ethiopia”
  • Matthew Turner, Geography, “Political Ecology and Resource Managementi>Nathan Schulfer, Nelson Institute, “Conservation and Congo Basis Initiative”
  • Linda Vakunta, Global Health Institute, “Environment, Education, Youth Perceptions, and Sustainability in Sierra Leone”