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Ebola—Field Histories

General Programming

dateDecember 8, 2014 timeMonday, 6:15pm EST location The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
  • The Center for Science and Society
Red-tinted microscopic image of ebola virus

This panel discussion begins with Mauricio Ferri, who spent several weeks as a doctor in Kenema this summer, discussing his experiences of the impact of Ebola on the local society and his reflections on the international response. The commentators will introduce perspectives drawn from their work on global public health and African history, and the discussion will then be opened to the general public.


Mauricio Ferri, Intensive Care Specialist

Cristobal Silva, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and scholar of colonial epidemiology

Megan Vaughan, Distinguished Professor, Graduate Center at City University of New York and a historian of Africa and of colonialism

Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia and a scholar of Global Health and Public Health and Infectious Disease

Free and open to the public. First come, first seated.

  • Mauricio Ferri Physician
  • Megan Vaughan Distinguished Professor, Graduate Center City University of New York
  • Cristobal Silva Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature Columbia University
  • Kavita Sivaramakrishnan Associate Professor, Sociomedical Sciences Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University