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Pandemics and Biosecurity Threats in the 21st Century - Nov 12, 2019

11/12/2019 12:00:00 AM Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm CST  
Location: Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, Hagler Auditorium

The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service invites you to attend our 5th Annual Pandemic Policy Summit.

This year’s Summit will be a half-day conference focused on current outbreaks and the findings of students from a pandemic simulation. 

For the past five years, the Scowcroft Institute and its partner organizations have hosted a Pandemic Policy Summit as part of our Pandemic Policy Initiative. The Summit brings together political leaders, researchers, practitioners, and the private sector to discuss issues in pandemic preparedness and biosecurity. Participants come from diverse backgrounds, including biodefense response organizations, U.S. government institutions, multilateral and nongovernmental organizations, private sector partners, developing countries, foundations, think tanks, and other institutions critical for an improved pandemic response, biodefense, and health security.

The event will be led by Andrew Natsios, Director of the Scowcroft Institute and former USAID Administrator, and moderated by Dr. Gerald Parker, Director of the Pandemic and Biosecurity Policy Program and former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of ASPR.

This Summit is both policy and practicum focused and will result in a White Paper to be distributed to key decision makers for further discussion. Past White Papers can be found here:

Keynote Speaker:
  • Catherine Bertini, 2003 World Food Prize Laureate, Distinguished Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Dr. Patricia Arbelaez, Vice Chancellor General at Facultad Nacional de Salud P├║blica
  • Dr. David Brett-Major, Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Dr. Mike Cranfield, Africa Director Emeritus of Gorilla Doctors
  • Dr. Leslie Ruyle, Assistant Director of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs
  • Dr. Oyewale Tomori, Professor of Virology at Nigeria’s Redeemer’s University
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