President, American University; Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama (2014–2017); Task Force Co-Chair; Member, Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations
Vice Chairman, General Counsel, and Chief Administration Officer, MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated; Former Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and Chair, White House Homeland Security Council (2004–2008); Task Force Co-Chair; Member, Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations
Host, Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR; CFR Member
The United States and the world were unprepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, despite decades of warnings highlighting the inevitability of global pandemics and the need for international coordination. The crisis is not yet over, and has already exacted a heavy human and economic price. Improving Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons From COVID-19, the report of a CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force, outlines a strategy to ensure the United States and the multilateral system perform better in this crisis—and when the next one inevitably emerges.