J. Stephen Morrison

J. Stephen Morrison is a Senior Vice President at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, (CSIS) and Director of its Center for Global Health Policy. Dr. Morrison writes widely, has directed several high-level commissions, and is a frequent commentator on U.S. foreign policy, global health, Africa, and foreign assistance. He served in the Clinton administration, as committee staff in the House of Representatives, and taught for 12 years at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin and is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale College

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Reflections on Righting the Global Fund

In this next phase of the Global Fund, a delicate challenge will be managing expectations, insisting upon a realistic appraisal of the complex challenges ahead, and ensuring that a bipartisan foundation of support is preserved.

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From G8 to G20, is Health Next in Line?

Please see The Lanet's June 23rd editorial on the G8 and G20. Co-authored by J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President of CSIS and Director of the Global Health Policy Center.

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Statement of Condolences

On behalf of the Global Health Policy Center, I extend my sincere condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of Joep Lange, Jacqueline van Tongeren, and the others who lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines flight 17 as they traveled to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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Lessons Learned from AIDS 2012

In the year leading up to the International AIDS Conference, CSIS assembled a high-level advisory group to assist AIDS 2012 lead organizers in navigating Washington's political environment.

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Reflections on the Budget Debate

In our first installment of our new series, J. Stephen Morrison offers his analysis of the current budget debate occurring in Congress and how it will affect global health.

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The End of AIDS?

Watch J. Stephen Morrison, Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discuss the "end of aids" and the 2012 global AIDS conference

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Reflections on the Atlanta Summit

In this blog, J. Stephen Morrison reflects on the outcomes of the Atlanta Summit on Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Global Health and Water.

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Expert Feedback: Response from J. Stephen Morrison

J. Stephen Morrison, Director, CSIS Global Health Policy Center, responds to the feedback from Jeremiah Norris, Director, Center for Science in Public Policy at the Hudson Institute.

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The Global Fund in an Age of Austerity, Angst, and Uncertainty

Last week, 40 countries gathered in New York at the United Nations to pledge $11.7 billion over the next three years to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

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We asked - you answered

When we unveiled this website earlier this month, we asked you to to submit your testimony to the Commission. You answered - with thought-provoking, insightful responses. The first piece of testimony we feel compelled to share with you comes from Dr. Chad Swanson...

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Thomas Frieden And The U.S. Ebola Response

That threat widened rapidly over the course of this past week. Dozens of health workers in Dallas remain under some form of quarantine or very close monitoring. Contact tracing revealed 300 persons who had possibly come in contact with Vinson during her Columbus Day weekend travel from Dallas to Cleveland and back. Schools were subsequently shuttered in Ohio and Texas.

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Reflections on AIDS 2014

The International AIDS 2014 Conference, held in Melbourne, Australia from July 20-25, left very mixed impressions. The tragedy of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 cast a shadow over the event, and profoundly shaped the atmosphere and discourse.

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Reflections on the UN High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases

Though the result of the UN High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases fell far short of a transformative moment, it was hardly a failure. Indeed there were many achievements.

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Health Reconstruction in Japan After 3-11

There are three core issues that are most appropriate and effective for U.S. assistance over the next years to support the Japanese-led reconstruction initiatives.

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Faith Community Urged to be Reckless Co-Belligerents

The Faith Summit held at Georgetown University in the middle of the week-long AIDS 2012, was one of several vivid expressions during the IAC of the centrality of the faith community to the global response to HIV/AIDS.

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Remarks to the Consortium of Universities for Global Health on the U.S. Global Health Initiative

Read a speech J. Stephen Morrison gave to the CUGH Plenary on the U.S. Global Health Initiative.

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Review of Peter Piot’s Memoir, “No Time To Lose”

J. Stephen Morrison writes a book review of Peter Piot's memoir, "No Time To Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses"

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What Form will the US-Kenyan Partnership on Health Take in the Coming Years?

J. Stephen Morrison writes from Kenya about past successes and future challenges for the US-Kenyan partnership.

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Reflections on Health Reconstruction in Japan After 3-11

In this piece, four major impressions about health reconstruction in Japan after 3-11 are highligted.

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Commissioner Spotlight: Helene Gayle

Helene Gayle, President and CEO of CARE, has joined this commission as a co-chair joining 26 prominent American opinion leaders to help chart the future of U.S. global health policy.

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Global Health Policy in the Second Obama Term

This new volume analyzes seven important dimensions of a complex U.S. global health agenda: HIV/AIDS; malaria; polio eradication; women’s health; health security; health diplomacy; and multilateral partners.

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Preliminary Steps in Moscow

While progress was certainly made at the WHO Global Forum on Addressing NCDs, many questions remain in the lead up to September's UN High Level Meeting.

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The Global Health Security Agenda: A Snowy Promising Start

On February 13, while official Washington, D.C. was otherwise shuttered by the winter’s largest snow storm, the Obama administration launched the Global Health Security Agenda.

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The New State Department Office of Global Health Diplomacy: A Second Chance to Get Things Right

The Office of Global Health Diplomacy offers the Obama administration a second chance, after costly stumbles in the first term, to get its global health policy right, especially in improving cross-agency coherence of U.S. international health programs and sharpening the vision for U.S. leadership in global health.

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The Case for the U.S. Institute of Peace

Of the many proposed budget cuts presented by the House of Representatives, eliminating funding for the United States Institute of Peace is especially unwarranted and ill-advised.

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Reflections on Ethiopia’s Former Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi

J. Stephen Morrison reflects on the passing of Ethiopia's former Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi; how we are to understand his legacy and what his passing means for Ethiopia's future.

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Final Reflections on AIDS 2012

J. Stephen Morrison reflects on his four major impressions from AIDS 2012, including the strong reaffirmation of the United States' commitment to address HIV/AIDS.

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Reflections on the U.S.-South African HIV/AIDS Relationship

A complex transition in responsibilities is occuring between the U.S. to South Africa, one that is highly fraught with risks. CSIS visited South Africa in August to examine this change.

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Can an Equity Focus Accelerate Progress in Child and Maternal Mortality in the Next Five Years?

One intriguing proposition for doing business differently over the next five years has come from UNICEF and its new executive director Anthony Lake.

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Shaping the Future of Global Health and Development

Research Triangle Park, NC - FHI and the Triangle Global Consortium will bring together leaders from around the world to the Research Triangle Park for an in-depth conversation titled, “Shaping the Future of Global Health and Development.”

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Reflections on the Upcoming International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2012

AIDS 2012 is a moment to be proud of U.S. leadership in attaining AIDS achievements but also a moment to address the U.S. global health strategy is in disarray.

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Reflections on the AIDS 2012 Opening Session, July 22

J. Stephen Morrison offers his analysis of the opening session of AIDS 2012, July 22nd.

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Syria’s Human Crisis: What is to be Done?

There has been woefully scant reference to Syria's colossal human crisis, its scale and ferocity, its root causes, and its likely future trajectory. It is vital that world leaders focus on: this burgeoning human crisis, its strategic long-term consequences, and key steps to contain and reverse it.

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Secretary Clinton’s Africa Trip: The broader context of U.S. Policy

This month, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Africa, with stops in many countries. Stephen Morrison, Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, offers commentary on this trip.

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Answering Your Question About Family Planning

Summary: While on the ground in Kenya, Stephen Morrison had the opportunity to respond to a readers question about family planning efforts.

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Answers to Your Questions About Kenya

Stephen Morrison, Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, responds to your questions about the Kenya trip and the Commission's work.

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Ebola’s Hard Lessons

Ebola has overwhelmed the containment and treatment measures attempted thus far, and is seriously threatening nearby and neighboring states. Research and development of treatments and vaccines has accelerated, but the speed with which the Ebola virus is mutating has complicated the quest to identify new tools quickly.

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U.S. Global Health Policy in Palestinian Hands?

Consequences of Palestinian statehood could reach beyond the Israeli-Palestinian conflict if the Palestinians seek membership in specialized UN agencies—including, specifically, the World Health Organization (WHO).