Ebola in Context: Emergency Response and Global Responsibility

The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is unprecedented in its magnitude. 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.

Tony Goldberg, GHI associate director for research, and advisory members Gregg Mitman, Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor History of Science, Medical History, History and Environmental Studies; and Jo Ellen Fair, professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, join Emmanuel Urey, a doctoral student from the Nelson Institute; Alhaji N’jai, a research fellow in Pathobiological Sciences, and moderator R. Alta Charo, the Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics, on the panel.