Health Security in a Disordered World

August 6, 2018 • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT

In today’s world, chronic wars and unstable and fragile states have proliferated, giving rise to over 65 million refugees and displaced persons. This has brought forward ever more urgent needs to detect and control disease outbreaks, ensure reproductive, maternal, and child health services, sustain immunizations, and protect against violence. How is the United States to lead in meeting these critical health security needs?

On Monday, August 6 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm PT at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security will host a public event on U.S. leadership in meeting the burgeoning health needs of vulnerable populations living in the midst of conflict and disorder. The event is held in collaboration with the University of Washington Department of Global Health, PATH, the Washington Global Health Alliance, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


Mark Richards
Provost, University of Washington


Opening Remarks
J. Stephen Morrison
Senior Vice President and Director, CSIS Global Health Policy Center


Keynote Address
Senator Patty Murray
U.S. Senator (D-WA)


Panel Discussion

Margaret "Peggy" Hamburg
Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Medicine

Steve Davis
President and CEO, PATH

Scott Dowell
Deputy Director for Surveillance and Epidemiology, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Beth Bell
Clinical Professor, Department of Global Health and UW MetaCenter for Pandemic Preparedness and Global Health Security, University of Washington

Pamela Collins
Professor, Departments of Global Health and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

Moderated by:

Ambassador Jimmy Kolker
Former Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Closing Remarks
J. Stephen Morrison
Senior Vice President and Director, CSIS Global Health Policy Center

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