Attendees will learn about the challenges facing West Africa as it battles the Ebola epidemic when Tamba Aghailas, a representative for the aid organization BRAC Liberia, visits Berkeley College on Tuesday, November 18. Mr. Aghailas will detail the history of Ebola in Liberia, as well as address global implications and possibilities for controlling the outbreak.
The program is sponsored by the Berkeley College Center for Global Studies.
Tuesday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Q&A to follow
Building B, Lower Level
12 East 41st Street
New York, NY
About the Speaker:
Tamba D. Aghailas has dedicated his career to advocacy for the refugees and disenfranchised citizens of Africa. A native of Liberia, he describes his country as hospitable and resilient despite its history of civil unrest. Mr. Aghailas is a survivor of the Liberian civil war that lasted for 15 years, moving intermittently from Liberia to Sierra Leone, the Ivory Coast and Guinea during outbreaks of fighting. He currently lives in New York City and serves as Country Head, Human Resources and Program Operations, for BRAC Liberia, a development organization dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor and helping them to bring about positive change. Mr. Aghailas previously held positions with the International Rescue Committee and The Voice of Liberia, an organization he founded to promote the socioeconomic rights of the women and children of Liberia. He is a Berkeley College alumnus. To view a full profile, click here.
About the Center for Global Studies:
The Berkeley College Center for Global Studies is dedicated to starting discussions and sharing information about issues affecting the global community. The Center collaborates with faculty and staff to encourage international learning and develops avenues for students to become global citizens.
Photo Caption: Tamba D. Aghailas will discuss the Ebola epidemic in West Africa on Tuesday, November 18 at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan.
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