Ambassador Jimmy Kolker, assistant secretary for Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will lead a discussion on Ebola and Global Health Diplomacy at TCNJ on Wednesday, October 8 at 4 p.m. in Education 212.
Ambassador Kolker is at the forefront of the Ebola crisis, as the most senior U.S. global health diplomat. He has had a very distinguished career which began with over 30 years of work for the U.S. State Department. From 1999-2002 he served as U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso, and from 2002-2005 he served as Ambassador to Uganda. Since then he has worked primarily in the field of International Public Health. From 2005-2007 he served as Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator in the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and from 2007-2011 was Chief of the HIV and AIDS Section at UNICEF’s New York headquarters. In his position at HHS, he has worked to coordinate responses to global disease outbreaks, most recently the Ebola outbreak.
This event is sponsored by the International Studies Program, Department of History, Center for Global Engagement, Department of Communication Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the United Nations Association: Trenton/Princeton Chapter.