Political, Cultural and Epidemiological Aspects of the Ebola Outbreak

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We have been watching the events surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa with alarm. This looming public health catastrophe will have enormous consequences in the region with humanitarian, political and even cultural implications. Moreover, with the furor over a few recent cases in the US, these implications are clearly growing beyond West Africa. This panel wove together the epidemiological and public health concerns with a broader discussion of the political and cultural dimensions of this crisis on both sides of the Atlantic.

This panel was in partnership with ​the Global Health Initiative and the Department of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health.

Commentators on the panel included:

Nicole Alexander-Scott, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School

Nitsan Chorev, Harmon Family Professor of Sociology and International Studies

Adam Levine, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

James Morone, John Hazen White Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and director of the Taubman Center for Public Policy

Patricia Agupusi, (moderator), Postdoctoral Fellow in International Studies


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