Homeland Security and COVID-19

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Max Brooks

Nonresident Fellow, Modern War Institute at West Point; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council; Author, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

Elizabeth Radin

Lecturer, Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; CFR International Affairs Fellow, International Rescue Committee


Peter G. Peterson Chair and Editor, Foreign Affairs

Stephen M. Kellen Term Member Program

Panelists discuss the evolving implications for homeland security during the current COVID-19 pandemic, including U.S. preparedness and response as the virus spreads.

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