GSF 2017: Pandemic, Proliferation, and a Pariah State: A Simulated Crisis in North Korea

November 7, 2017 • 2:15 – 4:00 pm EST

Main Agenda - Global Security Forum 2017

Outbreaks of virulent diseases, such as SARS, MERS, Ebola, and bird flu, have highlighted the global risks stemming from localized epidemics becoming pandemics. Concerns over rapidly spreading disease are increased for countries with limited health infrastructure, as is the case with North Korea. What is not often considered, however, is the complication of dealing with a public health crisis, the response to which may trigger a hard-security crisis. We will explore these and other issues in an afternoon crisis simulation rooted on the Korean peninsula.

Dr. J.D. Crouch, II
President and CEO, United Service Organization; former Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor

Dr. Julie Gerberding
Executive Vice President & Chief Patient Officer, Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy and Population Health, Merck; former Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hon. William J. Lynn, III
CEO, Leonardo DRS; former Deputy Secretary of Defense

Mr. John McLaughlin
Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, SAIS; former Acting Director, Central Intelligence Agency

Gen. Larry Spencer (USAF, Ret.)
President, Air Force Association; former Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

Hon. Ellen Tauscher
Regent, University of California; former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; Former Member of Congress, Chair of Strategic Forces Subcommittee House Armed Services Committee

Ms. Bonnie Glaser
Senior Adviser for Asia; Director, China Power Project, CSIS

Dr. Sue Mi Terry
Senior Fellow, Office of the Korea Chair, CSIS; Senior Advisor for Korea, BowerGroupAsia

This event session will be off the record.