A series of talks on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus this fall will feature a variety of experts offering insights into the Ebola crisis currently affecting several countries in West Africa.
Friday, September 12: Christopher W. Olsen, professor of public health and associate director for One Health, Global Health Institute, will speak on MERS, Chikungunya and Ebola – Global Health Challenges Requiring an Integrated ‘One Health’ Approach, 1:30- 2:30 p.m., at the Pyle Center 702 Langdon Street.
Olsen’s talk is part of the Global Hot Spots Lecture Series – sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of International Studies – and is free and open to the public. Registration is requested.
Olsen, who also is serving as acting director of the Global Health Institute, is a professor in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the UW–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.
Friday, September 19: UW–Madison alumnus J. Stephen Morrison, a well-known expert in global health and foreign policy, will speak on The Hard Lessons of Ebola in West Africa, noon-1 p.m., Room 260, Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive, on the UW–Madison campus.
The brown-bag event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the UW–Madison Division of International Studies and African Studies Program, and co-sponsored by the Global Health Institute.