The Princeton-Fung Global Forum
Department:WWS Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Audience:Open to the Public
The third annual Princeton-Fung Global Forum will bring together researchers, scholars, policymakers and health officials to examine West Africa's Ebola outbreak as a case study of a modern plague. The conference, titled "Modern Plagues: Lessons Learned from the Ebola Crisis," will be held Nov. 2-3 in Dublin, Ireland.
Keynote speakers include:
- Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization
- Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust and professor of tropical medicine at the University of Oxford;
- Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a microbiologist known for research into Ebola and AIDS;
- Raj Panjabi, co-founder and chief executive officer, Last Mile Health; and
- Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, founder of the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice, and United Nations special envoy for climate change.
Princeton University’s Angus Deaton, recent winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, will also be a featured panelist.
If you aren’t traveling to Dublin, there are many ways to engage with the forum:
Google Hangout on Air
Fung Forum: The Student Perspective
Monday, Nov. 2, 4 p.m. EST
Global health students will be interviewed live from the conference at 3 p.m. EST (9 p.m. Dublin time). Watch the Google Hangout on Air live.
The chat will feature Richard J. Lu '16, Melody Z. Qiu '16 and Saki Takashi Ph.D. '17.
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