ICTS with IUCTS hosted an event on March 28, “Biological Terrorism: International Dimensions”

Biological security concerns ranging from mother nature to man-made threats by state and non-state actors transcends geographic regions. Is the international community prepared to identify, prevent, counter, and respond to future biological challenges? What are the past lessons, emerging risks, and needed strategies nationally, regionally, and globally? Experts with extensive experience in the public and private sectors will discuss these relevant issues and offer recommendations on threat reduction policies and programs for governmental, inter-governmental, and non-governmental bodies.

Moderator: Professor Yonah Alexander, Director Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies; Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

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

Dr. Daniel M. Gerstein, Senior Policy Researcher at the Rand Corporation; Former Acting Undersecretary in the Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security (2011-2014)

Dr. Gerald L. Epstein, Distinguished Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, National Defense University

Dr. Meghan Delaney, Chief of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Medical Director for Transfusion Medicine at the Children’s National Medical Center; Associate Professor of Pathology & Pediatrics at the George Washington University


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