Princeton-Fung Global Forum: "Modern Plagues"

Nov 2, 2015, 8:00 amNov 3, 2015, 5:00 pm
Dublin, Ireland
Open to the public - registration required


Event Description

The third annual Princeton-Fung Global Forum will bring together researchers, scholars, policymakers and health officials to examine West Africa's Ebola outbreak as a case study of a modern plague. The conference, titled "Modern Plagues: Lessons Learned from the Ebola Crisis," will be held Nov. 2-3 in Dublin, Ireland.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization
  • Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust and professor of tropical medicine at the University of Oxford;
  • Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a microbiologist known for research into Ebola and AIDS;
  • Raj Panjabi, co-founder and chief executive officer, Last Mile Health; and
  • Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, founder of the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice, and United Nations special envoy for climate change.

Princeton University’s Angus Deaton, recent winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, will also be a featured panelist.

If you aren’t traveling to Dublin, there are many ways to engage with the forum:

Google Hangout on Air
Fung Forum: The Student Perspective

Monday, Nov. 2, 4 p.m. EDT

Global health students will be interviewed live from the conference at 3 p.m. EST (9 p.m. Dublin time). Watch the Google Hangout on Air live.

The chat will feature Richard J. Lu '16, Melody Z. Qiu '16, Colin Gilbert MPA '17 and Saki Takashi Ph.D. '17. 

Social Media


Use #FungForum on social media to be a part of the conversation and follow Princeton on these social media platforms for complete live coverage:

•    Twitter (@PrincetonU)
•    Instagram (@princeton_university)
•    Snapchat (PrincetonU)
•    Periscope (@Princeton), this app includes live video streaming

Read more about the Princeton-Fung Global Forum.