Ebola Crisis in West Africa: A Panel Discussion

SEP 22, 2014 | 12:30 PM TO 3:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


1218: Segal Theatre


September 22, 2014: 12:30 PM-3:30 PM




Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC)


A roundtable panel discussion on mortality analysis, Western response, and sociopolitical implications of the Ebola epidemic:

Leith Mullings (moderator) – The Graduate Center

Leith Mullings is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and former president of the American Anthropological Association. Her research began in Africa and she has written about traditional medicine and religion in postcolonial Ghana, as well as about women’s roles in Africa.

Adia Benton – Brown University

An assistant professor of Anthropology, Adia Benton received her Ph.D. in social (medical) anthropology from Harvard University. She is a medical anthropologist specializing in HIV/AIDS, essential surgical care, race, post-conflict development, humanitarianism, and gender violence.

Kim Yi Dionne – Smith College

Kim Yi Dionne is an assistant professor of Government who teaches courses on African politics and ethnic politics. The substantive focus of her work is on the opinions of ordinary Africans toward interventions aimed at improving their condition and the relative success of such interventions. Her work has been published in African Affairs, Comparative Political Studies, and World Development. 

St├ęphane Helleringer – Columbia University

St├ęphane Helleringer is an assistant professor of Public Health who has worked extensively in Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, and Malawi. Most recently, his work has focused on developing new approaches to evaluating the impact of large public health programs on mortality in sub-Saharan countries. 

Sponsored by the Advanced Research Collaborative – The Graduate Center, CUNY