Thursday 6 November 2014, 5:30pm, Samuel Alexander Theatre
The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) is pleased to invite you to the annual public Tri-Institute lecture, in conjunction with the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) and the Brooks World Povery Institute.
This year’s event features speakers working at the forefront of the current Ebola Response in West Africa. It brings together anthropologists, medical doctors and humanitarian workers to critically reflect on progress to date and what more can be done.
Please register your attendance for the event here: http://understandingebolahcri.eventbrite.co.uk
The event will be livestreamed and we will be encouraging Twitter engagement throughout. To engage with the event via Twitter, you can follow the HCRI twitter account (@HCRInstitute) and use the hashtags #HcriEbolaEvent and #Ebola.
The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute
5:30-6:30pm = Roundtable discussion: Understanding Ebola
6:30-7:00pm = Q & A
7:00-7:30pm = Drinks reception
7:30pm = Close
Fernanda Falero Cusano is an Anthropologist and Health Promotion Advisor at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Spain. She has more than 11 years of humanitarian fieldwork experience working with emergency medical humanitarian organisations in various countries and is also completing her MPhil at HCRI.
Vickie Hawkins is the Executive Director of MSF UK. She joined MSF in 1998 after 3 years working in the Emergencies Department at Oxfam. She has undertaken successive missions in a range of countries as a Project Coordinator, Head of Mission and Head of Programmes, before starting her current role in May 2014.
Mukesh Kapila (CBE) is Professor of Global Health and Humanitarianism in the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences (FMHS) and Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI). Mukesh has extensive experience in the policy and practice of international development, including his time as Special Advisor to the UN and Director at WHO.
Ann Kelly joined the University of Exeter as a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology in 2012. Prior to this she worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Ann’s work focuses on the relevance of anthropological insights and methods for public health.
Tony Redmond (OBE) is the Deputy Director of HCRI and Director of the UK International Trauma Register (UKIETR). Professor Redmond has led medical teams to sudden onset disasters, complex emergencies and conflicts for over twenty five years. He is currently part of the team coordinating the national medical response to ebola in conjunction with the Department for International Development of the UK Government.
You can find the full event details at the University of Manchester event webpage