9:30—11:00 AM
Center for Global Development
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Preventing the Next Pandemic: Opportunities and Challenges


Rebecca Martin, PhD, Director, Center for Global Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jeremy Konyndyk, Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development

Amy Pope, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience, Atlantic Council 

David Smith, M.D., Performing the duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs


Amanda Glassman, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

An infectious disease outbreak anywhere on earth poses a direct threat to Americans. On airplanes, trains, and ships—and via migratory birds or insects that cannot be constrained by borders—pathogens can easily travel around the world, reaching a network of major cities in as little as 36 hours. Keeping Americans safe from the pandemic threat will require U.S. action and leadership both at home and abroad.

Please join us for an event featuring a diverse panel of experts to discuss the scale and scope of pandemic risk; the economic and security rationale for investment in pandemic preparedness; and opportunities to strengthen America’s ability to prevent and respond to the next pandemic.

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