The Threat of Global Pandemics

Presider:
James F. Hoge Jr. Peter G. Peterson Chair, Editor, Foreign Affairs
Speakers:
Anthony S. Fauci Director, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
Rita Colwell Chair, Royal Institution World Science Assembly's Pandemic Preparedness Project
Michael Osterholm Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota; Associate Director, National Center for Food Protection, Department of Homeland Security; Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Laurie Garrett Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
Description

International health officials are warning that a deadly avian influenza virus may soon spread rapidly, overwhelming unprepared health systems in rich and poor countries alike. As a call to action, the July/August issue of Foreign Affairs includes a special set of articles on the threat of global pandemics. In collaboration with Nature magazine, Foreign Affairs has provided this coverage to assist the efforts of the Royal Institution World Science Assembly.

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