Council on Foreign Relations Academic Conference Call: Confronting the Ebola Outbreak

On Wednesday, September 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (ET), Laurie Garrett, the Council on Foreign Relations's senior fellow for global health, will discuss the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the evolving global response. Ms. Garrett's expertise includes global health systems, chronic and infectious diseases, and bioterrorism. She received the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the Ebola epidemic in Kikwit, Zaire in 1995. During that epidemic she resided in Kikwit and tracked cases from village-to-village. Details of her coverage can be found in "Betrayal of Trust," published in 2000 by Hyperion. Ms. Garrett is the only writer ever to have been awarded the three Big "Ps" of journalism: the Peabody, the Polk, and the Pulitzer. She is the best-selling author of "The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance" and "Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health." Ms.Garrett has written for many publications, including the "Los Angeles Times,""Washington Post," and "Foreign Affairs," and has also appeared on national television programs, such as ABC's "Nightline," "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," and "The Charlie Rose Show."