Alison Durran is a 4th year International Relations student at the University of British Columbia. Alison has worked as a research assistant for the Department of Political Science at UBC. She has been a contributing writer for the Ubyssey, UBC’s student newspaper. Alison is a graduate of the Summer Institute for Future Legislator’s at the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Her research interests include the study of democratic institutions, Eastern European and Latin American politics, international political economy, and Canadian politics.
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The International Ebola Response Needs Reconstructing, Fast

As Ebola has spread exponentially through West Africa over the past several months and now made its way in a handful of cases into both America and Europe, one central question has emerged: Given the magnitude of Ebola’s threat to international security, why has the current global response failed to bring the epidemic under control?

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Sierra Leone Enforces Nation Wide ‘Lock Down’

In a drastic measure to control the rampant spread of the Ebola Virus, Sierra Leone’s government devised a plan, to temporarily quarantine its residents in their homes.