Ebola Control and the Current Outbreak

As part of the NIH Global Health Interest Group on global health “hot topics,” Laurie Garrett gives a talk on the current Ebola outbreak on September 11, 2014, and explains why this public health emergency is a national security threat. Laurie’s speech begins at 2:09.

The economic effects of the Ebola crisis

The Ebola crisis is now taking a considerable toll on the political stability and economic security of West Africa. Mark Quarterman, Laurie Garrett, William Karesh, and Frankie Edozien join MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show on September 7, 2014 to discuss. This is the first part of a two-part segment.

Ebola outbreak grows more dire

With each week the news about the Ebola crisis seems to grow more dire, with the virus now having surfaced in a fifth country—Senegal. Joel Montgomery, from the CDC Ebola Response Team in Liberia and Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations join MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show on August 31, 2014 to discuss.

Does mankind need to get serious about global threats?

In a conversation with BBC Future at the Atlantic Meets the Pacific festival, Laurie Garrett discusses her fears that humanity is taking a lackluster approach to facing up to the problems of the future. From newly emerging diseases to lethal and drug-resistant strains of familiar plagues, Garrett believes people have become overly complacent about some of the biggest threats to life on Earth.

Watch the full interview here.