The CSIS Global Health Policy Center is hosting a symposium on the current state of pandemic preparedness policy and practice. This event will examine how U.S. and international policies aim to reduce the risk of a 21st century equivalent of the Influenza of 1918, while also addressing how these policies translate into practice in high-risk countries through collaboration between animal and human health professionals and institutions.
The symposium will take place on the eve of the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History’s new exhibition, “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World”. The event is part of the newly launched CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security.
This event was made possible through generous support from DAI, Fondation Mérieux, and the USAID Preparedness & Response project.
This symposium will take place from 3:00pm-5:00pm. A reception will be held from 5:00pm-6:00pm.
J. Stephen Morrison
Senior Vice President and Director, CSIS Global Health Policy Center
Director, Medical & Biodefense Preparedness Policy; National Security Council
Panel Discussion - Policy in Practice
Head and Senior Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security; Chatham House
Africa Regional Director, USAID Preparedness & Response project
CEO, Institut Pasteur - Dakar
Vice President of Global Biological Policy and Programs, Nuclear Threat Initiative
Curator of Physical Anthropology, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History