Event Date: Monday October 27, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Room K-262, CGIS Knafel Building, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution is pleased to present:

Ebola: From Real Needs in West Africa to Fear and

Fumbling in the U.S.

How this crisis is teaching us that health systems matter.


Jha, M.D., PhD, Ashish

Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H
Director, The Harvard Global Health Institute


Stefanie Friedhoff
Journalist and Former Programming Director at
Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard



Sechler, M.D.,  Andrew

Andrew Sechler, M.D.
Associate Medical Director, Last Mile Health


Monday, October 27th, 2014

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Room K-262, CGIS Knafel Building
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA


About the speakers:

Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H is the Director for the Harvard Global Health Institute, Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health and a practicing Internal Medicine physician at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Jha received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and trained in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco where he also served as Chief Medical Resident.  He completed his General Medicine fellowship from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and received his M.P.H. from Harvard School of Public Health.  Dr. Jha’s major research interests lie in improving the quality and costs of healthcare with a specific focus on the impact of policy efforts.  His work has focused on a broad set of issues including transparency and public reporting of provider performance, financial incentives, health information technology, and leadership, and the roles they play in fixing healthcare delivery systems.

Stefanie Friedhoff is a German-American journalist focusing on health, science, technology, international development and trauma. From 2006 to 2014, Friedhoff ran a variety of programs at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, including Nieman’s Trauma Journalism Program and a specialized fellowship in Global Health Reporting. Friedhoff also created the online guide www.coveringflu.org. She teaches media literacy to victim advocates at the Massachusetts Victim Assistance Academy.  Friedhoff spent ten years at German daily newspapers and magazines as a writer and editor before moving to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1998, as a freelance journalist and science writer for U.S. and European media such as Time (U.S.), Suedeutsche Zeitung (Germany) and Folio/Neue Zuercher Zeitung (Switzerland). She was a 2001 Nieman Fellow.

Andrew Sechler, M.D. is director for program quality at Last Mile Health (known as Tiyatien Health in Liberia), a non-profit organization that trains community health workers in an effort to bring care to remote villages in Liberia. A pediatrician with global health experience in Africa and South America, Sechler has worked in Liberia since 2010. He is an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Sechler earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. His clinical interests include rural health care delivery, tropical medicine and travel medicine.


About the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series: 

The 2013-2014 Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Boston area members of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. The theme for this year’s Kelman Seminar is “Negotiation, Conflict and the News Media”.

For more information, contact Donna Hicks at dhicks@wcfia.harvard.edu.


Comments are closed.