'Understanding West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic: Towards a Political Economy' (CIS Co-Sponsored Book Launch/ Panel Discussion)

Abstract: From 2013 to 2015, over 11,000 people across West Africa lost their lives to the deadliest outbreak of the Ebola virus in history. The human and political consequences were devastating and only now being understood.

Dr Julia Amos, the War and Peace at Oxford Research Network Coordinator and contributor to the book, who will speak about problems related to the militarization of the relief assistance

Professor Nicole Zitzmann, the Head of the Antiviral Research Unit and Director of the Oxford Glycobiology Institute, who ran an Ebola Testing Lab in Sierra Leone during the outbreak

Dr Kerrie Thornhill, the deputy director of International Gender Studies at LMH, who researches issues of gender and will speak about the effects of the outbreak on Female Genital Cutting (FGC/FGM)