Global Health

Ebola in Interdisciplinary Perspective

The Harvard University Center for African Studies convened a unique panel discussion on the Ebola epidemic that delved into critical, yet less well-understood, aspects of the crisis by approaching the topic across disciplines. Medical specialists discussed the clinical, research, and public health aspects of the disease with an historian and a media expert. Together, these diverse panelists came to unique and concerning conclusions about the likely scenarios for ending the present epidemic, as well as future ones. By combining the findings and approaches of these very different disciplines...

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Sound the Horn

"Sound the Horn: Famine in the Horn of Africa" was hosted by the Program in Infectious Disease and Social Change; Department of Global Health & Social Change at Harvard Medical School, Committee on African Studies at Harvard University, and the Weatherhead Center For International Affairs at Harvard University, and Harvard Undergraduate Council. The lecture was considered to be Harvard’s response to the Somali famine after United Nations officials declared the official end to the crisis. Specialists such as Professor of Political Science at Davidson College Ken Menkhaus and Harvard...

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