UK BOOK TOUR 25TH FEB TO 1 MAR 2019

Monday 25th February, 12:30-14:00

Sinead and Oliver will be speaking with staff and students at a public event for the King’s Conflict, Security & Development Research Group and the King’s Global Health Institute at their Strand Campus in London.

To RSVP go to the webpage here.

Monday 25th February, 18:00-20:00

Oliver and Sinead will be speaking alongside senior research fellows at Chatham House about Getting To Zero and the lessons we can apply to future outbreaks.

The event is open to individual and institutional members of Chatham House and details are available here.


Tuesday 26th February, 17:20-19:00

Sinead and Oliver will be joined by Professor Daniel Bausch, Director of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team, to discuss Getting To Zero and the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The event is public and will be held at their Bloomsbury Campus, details are available here.


Wednesday 27th February, 14:30-15:30

Oliver and Sinead will be holding a seminar on Getting To Zero at The George Institute for Global Health in Oxford University.

The event is public and details are available here.

Wednesday 27th February, 17:30-19:00

Sinead and Oliver will be speaking at an evening public event at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University

To RSVP and for details, go to their website here.


Thursday 28th February, 18:00-19:30

Oliver and Sinead will be speaking at a public event hosted by the Global Health Initiative and the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa at the London School of Economics & Political Science at The Aldwych in central London.

To RSVP and for details go to their website here.

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Friday 29th February, 13:00-14:30

Sinead and Oliver will be wrapping up their UK Book Tour in Brighton at an event hosted by the Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex.

If you’re interested in attending, get in touch with us using the ‘contact us’ button above on the right.


Past Events


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Talk with Dr Paul Farmer at Harvard

Monday 5th November in Boston

Sinead and Oliver spoke alongside Dr Paul Farmer at Havard University, in an event co-sponsored by the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

 

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“Facing Armageddon: Doctor and Diplomat Reflect on the 2014 Ebola Outbreak”

Monday 5th November in Boston

Sinead and Oliver spoke to faculty and students at the Tufts Fletcher School of International Affairs and Tufts Medical School.

You can read about the event here.

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Talk at Boston College

Monday 5th November in Boston

Sinead and Oliver spoke to faculty and students as part of the GRIT seminar series led by Professor Theresa Betancourt, in the Boston College School of Social Work.

You can watch a video of the event here.


Talk at the Irish Mission to the United Nations

Friday 2nd November in New York

Sinead and Oliver were joined by Bintou Keita, UN Assistant Secretary-General of Peacekeeping Operations and former Ebola Crisis Manager of the UN Mission for Emergency Ebola Response (UNMEER), Sierra Leone. The event was chaired by Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, the Irish Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

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Talk at the Institute for International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University

Thursday 1st November in New York

Sinead and Oliver spoke to faculty and students at the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University in New York.


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Talk at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Thursday 1st November in New York

Lunchtime Event at the Harvard Club of New York City

Wednesday 31st October in New York


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Talk at the US State Department

Monday 29th October in Washington DC

Sinead and Oliver spoke to colleagues at the US State Department including the Deputy-Assistant Secretary for Central Africa and old friends from the Ebola response in Sierra Leone Kathleen FitzGibbon and John Redd.

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Talk at OFDA

Monday 29th October in Washington DC

Sinead and Oliver spoke to about forty colleagues at the US Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance about lessons learnt from the West Africa Ebola OUtbreak.


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Talk at Centre for Global Health Science & Security, Georgetown University

Monday 29th October in Washington DC

Sinead and Oliver spoke to faculty and students at the Centre for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University.

“Ebola Then and Now: Lessons to Reshape Our Strategies Amidst New Outbreaks

Monday 29th October in Washington DC

Sinead and Oliver spoke alongside Gyude Moore (Former Minister of Public Works, Liberia), Jeremy Konyndyk (former Director of OFDA) and Carleigh Krubiner (Policy Fellow at CGD)

You can watch a video of the event here.


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"Failure and Heroism: Western Intervention and West Africa's Ebola outbreak”

14th September 2018 in Dublin

Sinead spoke to faculty and students at University College Dublin’s School of Politics & International Relations.

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“Getting to Zero: Lessons from the Ebola Frontline”

14th September 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa

Oliver spoke to faculty at the School of Public Health of the University of Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, where he was recently appointed an honorary researcher.


Sinead Walsh speaks about Getting to Zero at the European Commission with contributions from ECHO and SANTE

12th September 2018 in Brussels

Sinead spoke at a lunchtime conference with contributions from ECHO, EU’s agency for humanitarian response, and SANTE, the EU’s agency for health and food safety. It was a timely presentation given the recent declaration by WHO about a new Ebola virus disease in Eastern DRC bordering Uganda and Rwanda. Sinead described the often shocking shortcomings of the humanitarian response to the outbreak, both locally and internationally, and drew attention to the immense courage of those aid workers who put their lives on the line every day to contain the disease. The talk included with Sinead presenting a copy of the book to Stefano Manservisi, Director General for International Cooperation and Development.

A recording of the discussion is available online at https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/news-and-events/getting-zero_en

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Marian Finucane launches Getting to Zero in Ireland at an event at the Royal College of Surgeons

26th July 2018 in Dublin

Getting To Zero was launched in Ireland to a fantastic turnout at an event co-hosted by the Sierra Leone Irish Partnership (SLIP) and the Irish Global Health Forum. Getting To Zero was launched to a fantastic turnout at an event co-hosted by the Sierra Leone Irish Partnership (SLIP) and the Irish Forum for Global Health. Legendary broadcaster Marian Finucane gave the keynote speech and both she and Kai Matturi of SLIP, who gave closing remarks, appropriately put the book in the context of wider global inequalities.


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Professor Chris Whitty gives keynote at London Launch hosted by King's College London

30th July 2018 in London

"If you had not had people willing to step forwards, both Sierra Leonean and international, then the risk of spread across the three affected countries, and possibly much further into Africa, would have been very substantial... And from anything that is a disaster, there are things to learn. So a reason why it's good to have any book, and this is a really good book, is that there are things you can learn about it about the things that went right but also the very many things that went wrong. Some of these have been well rehearsed, but very many I think come out much better in this book than anything I have read about the epidemic before." 

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Minister Cannon launches Getting to Zero at the HQ of Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Tuesday 10th July in Dublin

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon, TD, launched Getting to Zero in Iveagh House, the headquarters of Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Sinead's workplace.

The Minister spoke of Ireland's long tradition of development work in Africa, firstly through missionaries. He also commended the wide Irish Ebola effort, from DFAT, to the Defence Forces, to NGOs such as Concern and Goal, to individual volunteers.