Today is: Sunday, February 18

DEAN'S SEMINAR: SHINE LECTURE—Maine v. Kaci Hickox: Public Health Protection or Ebola Panic?

1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2017
2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street
Contact Name:
Megan Keating
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Protecting Americans against dangers from abroad may include stopping not only terrorists, but also contagious diseases. Does protection mean quarantining health professionals as well as refugees and immigrants? The story of Kaci Hickox, a nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, and who governors of New Jersey and Maine attempted to quarantine for three weeks, illuminates the tension between protecting and panicking the public. David A. Soley, who represented Hickox in Maine in her fight for freedom, recounts his first-hand experience and lessons learned in navigating the competing demands of politics, public health, and the Constitution.

Notes: This event will be recorded (videotaped, audiotaped, and/or photographed) and the recording may be reproduced and distributed on public-facing websites like YouTube and BUniverse. If you prefer not to appear in the recording, please sit in the area designated. If you have questions about where to sit, please speak to the videographer or photographer.