Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion is pictured above. (Photo credit: Frederick A. Murphy courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

With the recent death of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., and no reversal of the outbreak in Africa, anxiety is growing over fears of a global pandemic.

Michael Williams, an expert on race and ethnicity, will discuss “Ebola: The International Response & Crisis of Pan-Africanism” from 12 to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 in 344A of the Social Sciences & Business Building at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

Williams teaches in the New York University Ghana Program and is also executive director of the Aya Centre, an organization in the capital city Accra designed to enhance the learning experience and cultural awareness of persons traveling to Ghana. He lived in Ghana for more than a decade.

Following his first lecture, Williams will discuss “W.E.B. Du Bois in Ghana” from 1 to 2 p.m. in 214 of Clark Hall.

Both events are free and open to the public.

The two African Studies symposia are sponsored by the E. Desmond Lee Professorship of African/African-American Studies and International Studies and Programs at UMSL.

Myra Lopez

Myra Lopez