University Life Arlington sponsors this monthly series of academic discussions for members of the Arlington Campus community. The goal of Pizza & Perspectives is to involve students, faculty, and alumni across disciplines in meaningful and rational dialogue on relevant topics. University Life provides pizza and soda.
November 5, 2014
George Mason University’s Arlington Campus
Founders Hall Multipurpose Room (Room 126) from 6-7:15 pm.
Salim Habayeb, Director, Health and Medical Policy, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs
Treniese Polk, Center for Health Policy Research & Ethics, George Mason University
The Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) has claimed over 4,400 lives with its recent outbreak in West Africa. While originally being discovered in 1976, the most recent outbreak has claimed more lives than all cases combined from previous years. However, many questions and issues remain for government officials, health care providers and global leaders to address. What are the resources and needs of developing healthcare systems to control the spread of this virus? Should the United States close borders to countries with Ebola outbreaks? How has the disproportionate attention given to Ebola cases in the West shed light on the ongoing dialogue around global inequity? Join University Life Arlington and our panelist for an engaging dialogue on November 5th.