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Food and Drug Safety: The Scale of the Challenge (Audio)

Speakers: David Heymann, Paul B. Orhii, and Gary Jay Kushner
Introductory Speakers: Richard N. Haass and Margaret Ann Hamburg
Presider: Richard E. Besser

Experts discuss the implications of importing and exporting food, drugs, and other consumer products in a globalized economy, as well as  how to manage the quality of these products.

This session was part of CFR's Symposium on Food and Drugs: Can Safety Be Ensured in a Time of Increased Globalization? which was sponsored by CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance Program and made possible through generous support from the Robina Foundation.

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Open Labs, Open Minds: Breaking Down the Barriers to Innovation and Access to Medicines in the Developing World (Audio)

Speaker: Andrew Witty
Presider: Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran

Listen to GlaxoSmithKline CEO Andrew Witty discuss steps GSK is taking to address neglected tropical diseases and to ensure access to vaccines in the developing world.

This session was part of the Corporate Program's CEO Speaker series.

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Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy: Session One: The Science (Audio)

Speakers: Arnold Monto, Peter Palese, and Lone Simonsen
Presider: Jon Cohen

Listen to experts detail how pandemic influenza viruses are created, why populations are affected differently, and how vaccinations affect the spread of the virus.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy, which was cosponsored with Science Magazine.

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Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy: Session Two: The Economics (Audio)

Speakers: Yanzhong Huang, Andrew Jack, and Michael T. Osterholm
Presider: Robert E. Rubin

Listen to experts analyze the economic effects of pandemic influenza including on the labor force and trade.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy, which was cosponsored with Science Magazine.

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Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy: Session Three: Foreign Policy (Audio)

Speakers: Helen Branswell and John Lange
Presider: Laurie Garrett

Listen to experts discuss the U.S. foreign policy implications of a global pandemic including access to vaccinations and effects on trade.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy, which was cosponsored with Science Magazine.

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H1N1: The Global Response to the Swine Influenza (Audio)

Speakers: Laurie Garrett and Stewart M. Patrick
Presider: James Traub

Listen to Laurie A. Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, explain the origins of H1N1, the threat it poses, and the actions that should be taken to minimize the pandemic threat of diseases such as the swine flu. Stewart M. Patrick, senior fellow and director of the program on International Institutions and Global Governance at the Council on Foreign Relations, makes concluding remarks.

This session was part of the CFR conference: The United States and the Future of Global Governance, which was made possible through the generous support of the Robina Foundation.

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The Future of Foreign Assistance Amid Global Economic and Financial Crisis (Audio)

Speaker: Laurie Garrett
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Listen to Laurie A. Garrett, CFR senior fellow for global health, discuss her recent report, "The Future of Foreign Assistance Amid Global Economic and Financial Crisis: Advancing Global Health in the U.S. Development Agenda" as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series.

Learn more about CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative.

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State and Local Officials Conference Call with Michael T. Osterholm (Audio)

Speaker: Michael T. Osterholm
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Listen to Michael T. Osterholm, director of research and policy at the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease, discuss the need for pandemic preparedness and offer suggestions for a detailed response strategy involving the public and private sectors as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call Series.

Learn more about CFR's State and Local Officials Initiative.

See more in Preparedness; Public Health Threats and Pandemics; United States

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Is Male Circumcision the Key to Stopping the AIDS Epidemic? (Audio)

Speakers: Mark R. Dybul and Thomas R. Frieden
Presider: Laurie Garrett

Listen to Mark R. Dybul, U.S. global AIDS coordinator at the U.S. Department of State, and Thomas R. Frieden, commissioner of health for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, discuss whether male circumcision can play a role in reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS.

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