March 11, 2016

WASHINGTON (March 11, 2016) – Policy, advocacy and infectious disease experts will discuss the Zika virus crisis and potential U. S. policy implications on Tuesday, March 15; 9 to 10:30 am on Capitol Hill.

The symposium, co-sponsored by The Inter-American Dialogue and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, is co-hosted by Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida), Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Indiana), Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), Rep. Eliot Engel (D-New York) and Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-New York).


Capitol Hill Symposium: Zika Crisis & Implications for U.S. Policy

Peter Hakim (moderator), senior fellow and president-emeritus, The Inter-American Dialogue

Jeffrey Crowley, distinguish scholar, and director of the National HIV/AIDS Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Jacqueline Pitanguy, founder and an executive director of Cepia, Rio de Janeiro

Daniel Lucey, MD, MPH, senior scholar at the O’Neill Institute; adjunct professor of microbiology and immunology at Georgetown University Medical Center


Tuesday, March 15, 2016; 9 – 10:30am ET

402 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC

MEDIA: Please RSVP with Karen Teber (space is limited). Panelists will be available for interviews immediately following the symposium.

The Inter-American Dialogue is the preeminent center for policy analysis, exchange, and communications on Western Hemisphere affairs. Its mission is to bring together public and private leaders from around the world to advance democratic governance, social equity, and prosperity in the Americas.

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University is the premier center for health law, scholarship, and policy. Its mission is to contribute to a more powerful and deeper understanding of the multiple ways in which law can be used to improve the public’s health, using objective evidence as a measure. The O’Neill Institute seeks to advance scholarship, science, research, and teaching that will encourage key decision-makers in the public, private, and civil society to employ the law as a positive tool for enabling more people in the United States and throughout the world to lead healthier lives.