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Food and Drug Safety: Potential Solutions (Audio)

Speakers: Caroline Smith DeWal, Aline Plançon, Michael Robach, and Greg Simon
Presider: Laurie Garrett

Experts explore solutions for food and drug safety including stronger sanctions against organized crime, increased surveillance and monitoring of facilities, and better inter-country communication.

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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Food and Drug Safety: Policy Challenges in a Globalized Era (Audio)

Speakers: Dirceu Barbano, Margaret Ann Hamburg, and Howard Zucker
Presider: Susan Dentzer

Experts review case studies that frame the complexities of the food and drug supply chains and the policies which need to be addressed in order to protect consumers from fraud and food outbreaks.

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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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 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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Food and Drugs: Can Safety Be Ensured in a Time of Increased Globalization?

Session One
The Scale of the Challenge: Overview and Case Studies
Welcoming Remarks: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
Opening Remarks: Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
David Heymann
, Head and Senior Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House, United Kingdom
Gary Jay Kushner, Partner and Leader, Food and Agriculture Practice Area, Hogan Lovells US, LLP
Paul B. Orhii, Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Nigeria
Presider: Richard E. Besser, Chief Health and Medical Editor, ABC News
8:15 to 9:00 AM Breakfast Reception
9:00 to 10:30 AM Meeting

Session Two
Policy Challenges in a Globalized Era

Dirceu Barbano, Director-President, National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance, Brazil
Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Howard Zucker, Senior Adviser, Division of Global Health and Human Rights, Massachusetts General Hospital; Former Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization
Presider: Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs
10:45 AM to 12:00 PM Meeting

Session Three
Potential Solutions

Caroline Smith DeWaal
, Food Safety Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Aline Plan
çon, Head of INTERPOL-IMPACT Project and Head of Medical Products Counterfeiting, and Pharmaceutical Crime Unit (MPCPC), INTERPOL, France
Michael Robach, Vice President, Corporate Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill, Inc.
Greg Simon, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Policy, Pfizer, Inc.
Presider and Closing Remarks: Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
12:00 to 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 to 2:00 PM Meeting

Related Reading:
Backgrounder: Food and Drugs by Laurie Garrett and Yanzhong Huang

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

This meeting is part of the CEO speaker series. This series provides a forum for leading global CEOs to share their priorities and insights before a high-level audience of CFR members. The series aims to educate the CFR membership on the private sector's important role in the policy debate by engaging the global business community's top leadership. Members benefit from hearing CEOs' perspectives as well as interacting with them in an informal setting; in turn, CEOs have the opportunity to highlight the work of their organization and strengthen their relationship with CFR.

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Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy

Session One:
The Science
Arnold Monto, Professor, Epidemiology, University of Michigan
Peter Palese, Professor and Chair, Microbiology, and Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Lone Simonsen, Research Professor and Research Director, Department of Global Health, George Washington University
Presider: Jon Cohen, Correspondent, Science Magazine
8:00 to 8:30 AM Breakfast Reception
8:30 to 9:45 AM Meeting

Session Two:
The Economics
Andrew Yanzhong Huang, Director, Center for Global Health Studies, Seton Hall University
Andrew Jack, Pharmaceutical Correspondent, Financial Times
Michael Osterholm, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), University of Minnesota
Presider: Robert Rubin, Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations
10:00 to 11:15 AM Meeting

Session Three:
Foreign Policy
Helen Branswell,
Medical Reporter, Canadian Press
John E. Lange, Senior Program Officer for Developing-Country Policy and Advocacy, Global Health Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Presider: Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
11:30 AM to 12:45 PM Meeting
12:45 to 1:30 PM Lunch Reception

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