The Atlanta Summit on Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Global Health & Water

On May 21, 2012, The World Affairs Council of Atlanta, CARE USA, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) held a major conference on how the United States, even in the midst of fiscal austerity and political division, can best advance the world’s health. All audio and video from this event will be posted on this page in the days to come.

Read the Report

The Atlanta Declaration: U.S. Leadership in Improving the World's Health

Watch the Video

Panel Presentations

Opening Remarks and Keynote

Introductory Remarks: Dr. Helene Gayle, President and CEO, CARE, and Dr. Wayne Lord, President, World Affairs Council of Atlanta (WAC)
Welcoming Remarks: Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, State of Georgia
Presentation of Atlanta Declaration and Video: Dr. J Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Keynote Speech by Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Introduced by Dr. Wayne Lord, WAC

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Panel 1: The Importance of U.S. Global Health Leadership

Moderated by Dr. J. Stephen Morrison, CSIS
Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA)
Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President and CEO, Task Force for Global Health

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Panel 2: The Special Place of Water and Sanitation in Achieving Global Health Goals

Moderated by Dr. Helene Gayle, CARE
Jeff Seabright, Vice President for Environment and Water, The Coca-Cola Company
Dr. Christine Moe, Director and Associate Professor, Center for Global Safe Water, Emory University
Dr. Greg Allgood, Director, Children's Safe Drinking Water Program, Procter & Gamble

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Panel 3: The View from Partners: Building Successful Collaborations

Moderated by Dr. Wayne Lord,WAC
Cheryl Scott, Senior Advisor, Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Ed Martinez,President, UPS Foundation
Dr. Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University
Beatriz Perez, Senior Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

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Panel 4: Public Opinion on U.S. Support for Global Health

Moderated by Dr. J. Stephen Morrison, CSIS
Dr. Mollyann Brodie, Vice President and Director of Public Opinion and Media Research, Kaiser Family Foundation
Michael Elliott, President and CEO, The ONE Campaign
Kevin Riley, Editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sandra de Castro Buffington, Director, Hollywood, Health, and Society

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Closing Remarks

Dr. Helene Gayle, CARE

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