Strategic Approaches to Pandemic Threats: Keys to Enabling Development

March 16, 2016 • 5:00 – 6:00 pm EDT

Peter Morris
Division Director for Preparedness, Strategic Planning, and Mitigation, U.S. Agency for International Development

Moderated by:
William J. Garvelink
Senior Adviser, Project on U.S. Leadership, CSIS 

Please join us for Careers in Development with Peter Morris, Division Director for Preparedness, Strategic Planning, and Mitigation at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Mr. Morris will draw from the recent Ebola outbreak and discuss and new and innovative U.S. approaches to addressing emergent pandemic threats. He will discuss current efforts to mitigate the effects of pandemic threats in both developed and developing countries. Mr. Morris will also offer advice to young professionals who may be interested in working in global health or with USAID.

Peter Morris serves as the Director of the Preparedness, Strategic Planning and Mitigation Division for USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), the lead federal office responsible for coordinating the U.S. Government’s response to international disasters. While with OFDA, Mr. Morris has led numerous interagency Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DART) in Iran, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zaire and later Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Kosovo, and Albania along with Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMT) for Kosovo, Turkey, Belize, and the H1N1 outbreak. During his career, Peter managed refugee and development programs for CARE and World Vision in Southeast Asia and Famine relief for the Red Cross in the Sahel. Mr. Morris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from University of Michigan, a Masters in Nutritional Science from University of Maryland and a Masters in International Development from Cornell University.

A light breakfast will be served. Please RSVP to at your earliest convenience.

This event is part of Careers in Development, a monthly series featuring career professionals in the development field.

This series is made possible by support from the Chevron Corporation.

William J. Garvelink