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Examining Ebola Interdisciplinary Panel
 

 
On Oct. 28, 2014 the MIT Global Health and Medical Humanities Initiative and the MIT Prehealth Advising, Global Education and Career Development Office, with the support of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Anthropology program co-sponsored an interdisciplinary panel about the ebola crisis.

The panel provided up-to-date information about the biology of the disease, discussed the infrastructural dimensions of the pandemic and its impact on public health and security, analyzed contemporary "disaster preparedness" and biosecurity practices (as well as discourses about them), and contextualized the current crisis in historical and cross-cultural perspectives.


Moderator
Erica Caple James, MIT 

Featured Panelists
Adia Benton, Brown University
Jim Collins, Boston University
Stephen Gire, Broad Institute
Jarrod Goentzel, MIT
Jeanne Guillemin, MIT
Clapperton Mavhunga, MIT

 

Suggested Links

MIT Global Health and Medical Humanities Initiative webpage

Global Education and Career Development Office

MIT SHASS Anthropology program

Erica James webpage