Friday, September 19, 2014

CFR Conference Call: Confronting the Ebola Outbreak - Wed 9/24, 8-9a in WY326

RSVP Requested (scroll down to the bottom)...

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you  to participate in the next session of the Fall 2014 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Wednesday, September 24, from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM in WY 326. Laurie Garrett, CFR's senior fellow for global health, will discuss the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the evolving global response.

Ms. Garrett's expertise includes global health systems, chronic and infectious diseases, and bioterrorism. She received the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the Ebola epidemic in Kikwit, Zaire in 1995. During that epidemic she resided in Kikwit and tracked cases from village-to-village. Details of her coverage can be found in "Betrayal of Trust," published in 2000 by Hyperion. Ms. Garrett is the only writer ever to have been awarded the three Big "Ps" of journalism: the Peabody, the Polk, and the Pulitzer. She is the best-selling author of "The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance" and "Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health." Ms. Garrett has written for many publications, including the "Los Angeles Times," "Washington Post," and "Foreign Affairs," and has also appeared on national television programs, such as ABC's "Nightline," "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," and "The Charlie Rose Show."

As background for the discussion, you may wish to review the following materials:

1) Laurie Garrett, "Epic Failures Feeding Ebola Crisis," Interview with Danielle Renwick,, September 18, 2014.
2) Laurie Garrett, "Can the U.S. Army Degrade and Destroy Ebola?" Foreign Policy, September 16, 2014.
3) Laurie Garrett, "We Could Have Stopped This," Foreign Policy, September 16, 2014.
4) "White House Fact Sheet: U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa," White House, September 16, 2014.
5) "World Health Organization: Ebola Response Roadmap," World Health Organization, August 28, 2014.

Due to the unusual time of this call (8:00 AM), please let me know ASAP if you would like to attend.

Hope to see you there...

Seth Weinberger
Associate Professor
Department of Politics & Government
University of Puget Sound