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Public Health Response during International Emergencies

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Public Health Response during International Emergencies

Dr. Carrie Reed, an epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will address this topic on  Wednesday, 1 April at noon in 238 HRCB.

Reed is based currently in the Influenza Division after joining CDC as an epidemic intelligence service (EIS) officer in 2007. She now studies the severity of influenza and the impact of influenza vaccination in the U.S. and consults on similar projects with partner countries and the World Health Organization.

While at CDC, she has worked in the field and in the Atlanta-based Emergency Operations Center during public health responses to the H1N1 influenza pandemic, H7N9 avian influenza outbreak in China, and most recently the Ebola Response for cases both in the U.S. and Sierra Leone.

Reed grew up in Arizona before completing MPH and DSc degrees in epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health.

African Studies Guest

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African Studies Guest

Souleymane Bachir Diagne, a professor of French and philosophy at Columbia University, will present two lectures on Thursday, 26 February.

The first, Islam in Subsaharan Africa, will be at 11:00 a.m. in the HBLL auditorium.

At 4:00 p.m., Diagne will deliver Religion et laïcité au Sénégal (Religion and Secularism in Senegal) in French in B192 JFSB (EIZ auditorium).

Diagne is a professor of French and philosophy at Columbia University and previously taught philosophy Read More…

Gender, Family, and Human Rights

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Gender, Family, and Human Rights

Fatou Diop Sall, currently president of the Commission on Gender and Equity at Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis, Senegal, will be on campus for three events in January.

Gender and Politics in Africa
Wednesday, 28 January
noon
238 HRCB

Evolution of the Family in Senegal
in French, sponsored by the French Department
29 January
11:00 a.m.
B192 JFSB

Women’s Rights vs. Traditions in West Africa
sponsored by Women’s Studies
30 January
noon
B092 JFSB

A renowned sociologist in West Africa, Sall specializes in family and gender issues.

She was a visiting scholar at the University of Kansas (2008) and at the New College of Florida (2006) and the recipient of a Fulbright grant at the University of Wisconsin (2003).

Sall is the founding director of GESTES, a research group on gender and societies, and a researcher with Afrobarometer and CODESRIA.

She is the author of several studies on human rights and the violations of women’s rights in Africa.

A Day in the Life of a Political Officer

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A Day in the Life of a Political Officer

A workshop sponsored by the Foreign Service Student Organization featuring  political officer Kyler Kronmiller will take place on  Wednesday, 3 December at 4:00 p.m. in B135 JFSB.

Kronmiller is assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, Morocco, where he lives with his wife and children. His previous post was in Jerusalem.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he worked in the International Law Library at the Library of Congress.

Kronmiller received a BA in international law and diplomacy, with an emphasis in European and Middle East studies, from Brigham Young University (2001) and an MS in strategic studies and international economics, with an emphasis in the Middle East, from the School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins (2004).

His early years were spent in Boise, Idaho, but his family moved several times with his father’s military work.

Writing Workshop for Personal Statements and International Scholarships

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Writing Workshop for Personal Statements and International Scholarships

Patricia Dorff, the editorial director of publishing for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), will share her writing expertise on Thursday, 20 November at 1:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Dorff has nearly three decades of publishing experience with a diverse background in international relations, editing, production, and marketing. As editorial director, she oversees all CFR publications and directs the council’s international partnerships program with foreign publishers to translate and post content online. In addition, she advises CFR senior fellows on their writing and assists with the promotion and distribution of publications. She also works with various publishers—such as Random House, Knopf, Princeton University Press, and Oxford University Press—on CFR books and regularly teaches editing classes for CFR senior fellows and research associates. Read More…