CFR LIVE WEBCAST: Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy (Agenda)

Friday, October 16, 2009

8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (ET)

On Friday, October 16, 2009, watch experts discuss the science behind pandemic influenza as well as its economic and political implications.

Viewers may pose a question during the question-and-answer portion of each session either by emailing outreach@cfr.org or via Twitter by tweeting the question along with the hashtag #CFRQ&A.

This symposium is cosponsored with Science Magazine.

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Symposium Schedule

Session One: The Science
8:30 to 9:45 a.m. (ET)

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
Jon Cohen
, Correspondent, Science Magazine, Presider

Session Two: The Economics
10:00 to 11:15 a.m. (ET)

Andrew Yanzhong Huang, Director, Center for Global Health Studies, Seton Hall University
Andrew Jack
, Pharmaceutical Correspondent, Financial Times
Michael T. Osterholm
, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), University of Minnesota
Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations; Former U.S.  Secretary of the Treasury, Presider

Session Three: Foreign Policy
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (ET)

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; Former Special Representative on Avian and Pandemic Influenza, U.S. Department of State
Laurie Garrett
, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations, Presider

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