For information on our upcoming events, please visit our Facebook page here. You can read about our previous events below:

Ebola Emergency Simulation: Lessons from West Africa
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On 29 October, the Global Health Policy Centre hosted their first event, an emergency response simulation focused on the Ebola situation in Guinea. Students were split into units that worked cooperatively through a case study of the Ebola outbreak The event featured three guest speakers:

  • Brian McCloskey, Director of Global Health for Public Health England. He has worked in public health at local, regional, national and international level over a period of 25 years, including the UK’s Health Protection Agency, with a remit for emergency planning and responsibility for cross government aspects of the agency’s response to major emergencies. He has been working with WHO’s Mass Gatherings Advisory Group since 2008, heading up the Collaborating Centre on Mass Gatherings working with mass gatherings such as the Hajj, the World Cup in South Africa as well as the London Olympics and recently Rio and Tokyo.
  • Iya Saidou Conde, Public Health Physician from Guinea. He recently completed his MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases at LSHTM with the UK funded Chevening scholarship. Prior to this, he worked for the World Health Organization during the 2013-2016 West African Ebola outbreak as Field Epidemiologist, after which he joined the Ministry of Health of his country.
  • Alexandre Robert, Public Health Nurse from France. He recently completed his MSc in Public Health and was a Planetary Health Network Student Ambassador at LSHTM. Prior to this, Alexandre worked for the International Organisation for Migration during the 2013-2016 West African Ebola outbreak as Project Officer for Health, Borders and Mobility Management.

A big thank you to our guests and to everyone for joining.

Policy Hackathon: International Migration in Crises
17 October 2019


On 17 October, the Defence and Diplomacy and the European Affairs Policy Centres hosted our first event, a policy hackathon on global migration crises. The event featured two guest speakers:

  • Dr. Alexander Clarkson, who lectures in German and European/International Studies. His research mainly focuses on the relationship between immigration communities and German political movements after 1945. He has also conducted research on the different ways in which war comics have shaped wider notions of ‘heroic’ military masculinity after 1945. His current project will examine the impact the emergence of immigrant and German sub-cultures, such as the Punk movement, Islamic religious networks or environmental groups, have had on political discourse on both the local and the national level in Germany after 1945.
  • Dr. Muzaffer Kutlay, Lecturer in European Foreign Policy. Before joining King’s in 2019, she was Research Assistant to the H2020 UPTAKE project (691818). She has presented many papers and co-organised several workshops in co-operation with LSE Ideas, University of Kent’s Diplomacy @Kent Beacon Project, British Institute at Ankara, and Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)M. Dr Kutlay occasionally contributes commentaries to international and national media outlets such as BBC World Service, Al Jazeera International, Der Tagessipiegel and Capital BG.

Over the course of the event, six tables wrote very interesting policy proposals on the topic ‘international migration in crises’ (Venezuela and Colombian migration, the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar, Post-Soviet states migration, and other topics). You will be able to find the two winning tables’ proposals (European Refugee Crisis and US-Mexico border crisis) on our blog shortly!

A big thank you to our panel speakers for their time and sharing their knowledge with us and to everyone for joining.