So the UN Security Council can act effectively at times. It has passed a resolution, 15-0, urging countries to send personnel to help address the ebola outbreak.
This week in the Kennedy Center (9/14 at 10am in257 HRCB) you can listen in on the CFR Conference Call briefing with Laurie Garrett, our former Book of the Semester speaker on global pandemics who will have some fresh insights on how do deal with this growing threat.
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. 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.”
The following readings (see NYT Times Topics, as well) will help you to prepare for the call and give you some background on the issue:
- Laurie Garrett, “Epic Failures Feeding Ebola Crisis,” Interview with Danielle Renwick, CFR.org, September 18, 2014.
- Laurie Garrett, “Can the U.S. Army Degrade and Destroy Ebola?” Foreign Policy, September 16, 2014.
- Laurie Garrett, “We Could Have Stopped This,” Foreign Policy, September 16, 2014.
- White House Fact Sheet: U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa,” White House, September 16, 2014.
- “World Health Organization: Ebola Response Roadmap,” World Health Organization, August 28, 2014.