August 24, 2017

 

"Combating Biological Terrorism:

Roadmaps for Global Strategies"

 

This event can be viewed on UStream as well as C-SPAN.

 

 

 

 

Biological security concerns are a permanent fixture of history, ranging from Mother Nature’s infectious diseases to man-made threats. Recent epidemics, such as Ebola and Zika, and the potential dangers of biological terrorism urgently need to be addressed through international partnerships to reduce the gravest health risks at home and abroad.

 

Experts with governmental, inter-governmental, and non-governmental experience will provide an assessment of future challenges and offer recommendations for international comprehensive biosecurity strategies.

 

Opening Remarks:       

Michael S. Swetnam

CEO and Chairman, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

                                      

Moderator:                 

Professor Yonah Alexander

Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

 

Roundtable Speakers:              

Professor Rita Colwell

Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Senior Fellow at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

 

Professor S. Gerald Sandler

Professor, Departments of Pathology and Medicine, Georgetown University; Medical Director, Transfusion Service, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

 

Professor Rashid A. Chotani

Professor, Department of Epidemiology at University of Nebraska Medical Center and Senior Fellow at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

 

Dr. Norman Kahn

Consultant, Counter-Bio LLC; former Director, Intelligence Community Counter-Biological Weapons Program

 

Closing Remarks:        

General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.)

Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

IUCTS Highlights

Seminars

 

 

September 11, 2017

Al-Qa'ida: Sixteen Years After 9/11 and Beyond

 

August 24, 2017

Combating Biological Terrorism: Roadmaps for Global Strategies

 

June 29, 2017

The Role of Diplomacy in Combating Terrorism

 

June 9, 2017

European and U.S. Counter-Terrorism Strategies: Quo Vadis?

 

May 24, 2017

"Is a New Middle East Strategic Order Emerging?"

 

April 20, 2017

"Terrorism and the Media: Dilemmas for Government, Journalists, and the Public"

 

April 13, 2017

"Security Challenges in Africa: Review of 2016 and Outlook for 2017"

 

March 23, 2017

"Preventing WMD Terrorism: Past Lessons and Future Outlook" 

 

February 23, 2017

"International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism: Review of 2016 and Outlook for 2017"

 

December 16, 2016

"Latin America's Security Outlook: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Castro Era"

 

November 21, 2016

"Middle East Strategic Outlook: Regional and Global Implications"

 

October 31, 2016

"NATO: Post Warsaw Agenda"

 

October 14, 2016

"The Fifteenth Anniversary of 9/11: Past Lessons and Future Outlook"

 

Additional past events 

Op-ed

 

Jerusalem Post on September 16, 2017: "Stop the 'Iranization' of Syria" by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig