In addition to the following three panels, the symposium will also feature a keynote speech by Prof. Lawrence Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, on “Global Health Security in an Era of Explosive Pandemic Potential: Lessons from SARS and MERS to Ebola and Zika.”
Panel 1: “Why Global Health Matters to National Security” (9:30 am – 11:00 am)
This panel will explore international health issues and U.S. support for global health systems, connecting global health priorities with national security.
Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Christine Sow, President and Executive Director, Global Health Council
Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Coordinator for Threat Reductions Program, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State
Moderator: John Monahan, Senior Scholar, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Panel 2: “Federal and State Authority and the Role of the Military During Public Health Crises” (12:30 pm – 2:00 pm)
This will discuss federal faultlines and the role of the military during responses to public health crises.
James Hodge, Jr., Professor of Public Health Law and Ethics, Director of Public Health Law and Policy Program, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Stephen Dycus, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
Robert Salesses, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Integration and Defense Support of Civilian Authorities, U.S. Department of Defense
Francesca Christy Music, Program Director for Health and Medical Support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense & Americas’ Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
Jessica Fantinato, Deputy Director of the Office of Emergency Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Moderator: William C. Banks, Interim Dean, Professor of Law, Founding Director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Syracuse University College of Law, JNSLP Editor-in-Chief
Panel 3: “Public Health as a Driver for Conflict and Instability” (2:00 pm – 3:30 pm)
This panel will delve into domestic public health and security, touching on such issues as assessing the adequacy of the U.S. public health regulatory system during public health emergencies and U.S. preparedness for potential acts of bioterrorism.
Rebecca Katz, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Emergency Medicine,The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
Jonathan Greene, Acting Director, Health Threats Resilience Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Richard Jaffe, Director of the Division of Medical Countermeasures, Strategy, and Requirements, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Daniel Gerstein, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
Moderator: David Koplow, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
A reception will follow.
This year’s symposium is also sponsored by the Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.