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

 

May 20, 2019

"Jerusalem and Washington: A Life in Politics and Diplomacy” with Ambassador Zalman Shoval"

 

May 14, 2019

"The Role of Diplomacy in the World's Future"

 

April 30, 2019

"The Current State of American Diplomacy and Future Outlook"

 

March 28, 2019

"Biological Terrorism: International Dimensions"

   

Additional past events 

Op-ed

 

The Jerusalem Post on July 13, 2019:

"Establish a chemical and biological WMD Free Zone in the Middle East Now"

By Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig

 

The Times of Israel
on January 25, 2019: "There's good reason to fear Iran's global reach" by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig

 

The Times of Israel on September 26, 2018: "The battle for the new Syria"

by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig