The Politics of Fear: Médecins sans Frontières and the West African Ebola Epidemic
Michiel Hofman worked on MSF field missions between 1993 and 1998 as Emergency Coordinator and Head of Mission in Liberia, DRC, Bosnia, Burundi, Sri Lanka, Brazil, South Sudan, and Kosovo, returning to his other career as freelance journalist between missions. Between 1999 and 2001, he co-founded the Antares Foundation, a Dutch non-profit organization that supports local NGOs in providing psycho-social support for staff working in high-stressenvironments. He returned to MSF in 2001 as Country Director in Russia, Operations Director in Amsterdam, and Country Director for Afghanistan. Since 2011 he has worked as senior humanitarian specialist for MSF based out of Belfast, concentrating on research, training, and operational support as well as publications in thehumanitarian field.Sokhieng Au is a program staff member with the Advocacy and Analysis Unit of Médecins sans Frontières and a research fellow in the Cultural History since 1750 program at Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium. She earned a PhD in history from University of California, Berkeley, and an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.