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The CSIS Global Health Policy Center holds a number of events every year. In addition to our High Level Speaker Series and our Fault Lines in Global Health debates, we host events with experts from around the world on important current issues in global health. Many of these events will be webcast live, giving you the opportunity to participate from any location and even ask questions of our speakers and panelists beforehand. Your engagement is vital to the continuation of the Global Health Policy Center's work.


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Ebola Vaccines and Antivirals: What Lies Ahead?

December 16, 2014: Ebola Vaccines and Antivirals: What Lies Ahead?

There are rapidly accelerating efforts underway by industry, governments, NGOS, international organizations, and foundations to bring forward Ebola vaccines and antivirals. There have been promising early returns, amidst considerable unknowns and acute pressures to find safe, effective, and affordable new technological tools. Ambitious field trials are set to begin in the new year in West Africa. Hear what lies ahead from those on the front lines: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) Dr. Moncef Slaoui, Member of the GSK Board of Directors and the Corporate Executive Team Dr. Johan Van Hoof, Global Therapeutic Area Head, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, Janssen Research & Development, LLC Mr. Rohit Malpani, Director of Policy and Analysis, Medecins Sans Frontieres Access Campaign Dr. Julie Gerberding, President, Merck Vaccines Dr. J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center will moderate the panel.
A Strategic Approach to Malaria

December 08, 2014: A Strategic Approach to Malaria

On December 8, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center will host a major day-long conference on the future of global malaria efforts. It will open with a high-level deliberation over the strategic long-term goal of elimination, highlighting the political, financial, and institutional requisites. It will feature expert roundtables on drug and insecticide resistance, future technologies (vaccines, therapies, diagnostics), and financing. There will be a special focus on civilian-military cooperation in the Mekong Subregion. On that day, CSIS will release five commissioned policy analyses.
Economic Impacts of Ebola

November 19, 2014: Economic Impacts of Ebola

As the world is struggling to tackle the Ebola crisis in West Africa, it is becoming increasingly important to understand how Ebola is affecting the economy in the region. Mitigating the economic impacts of Ebola will be crucial for post-disease reconstruction. Please join us for a panel discussion on this topic featuring David Evans, Senior Economist at the World Bank Africa Region, Abebe Aemro Selassie, Deputy Director of the International Monetary Fund African Department, and Phillip van Niekerk, Managing Partner at Calabar Consulting. J. Stephen Morrison, Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, will moderate the panel.
Ending Epidemics Through Technology: Developing an HIV Vaccine

November 04, 2014: Ending Epidemics Through Technology: Developing an HIV Vaccine

Biomedical research towards the prevention and treatment of HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, and other major global health challenges remains our long-term hope for bringing these epidemics to an end. Understanding when new technologies are likely to emerge from the research and development pipeline, and how they might impact ongoing efforts, is vital to ensuring their rapid uptake and integration.
Myanmar: Regressed, Stalled or Moving Forward?

October 22, 2014: Myanmar: Regressed, Stalled or Moving Forward?

Myanmar is in the third year of a historic transition. There is active debate in Washington whether the reforms have regressed, stalled, or progressed. ​Between August 17 and 22, 2014, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) organized a delegation to examine the status of the Myanmar transition in three key dimensions: health and development; political reform and governance; and conflict resolution with the country’s minority groups. On October 22 from 3:00PM to 5:00PM we will gather at CSIS for the release of the delegation's report, Myanmar: Regressed, Stalled, or Moving Forward? The session will feature reflections by delegation members, a keynote from a senior administration official, and panel discussions on electoral preparations and critical health challenges.
Can Diplomacy in Africa be Sexy, Thrilling & Solve Wicked Problems?

October 07, 2014: Can Diplomacy in Africa be Sexy, Thrilling & Solve Wicked Problems?

Please join us to celebrate the achievement of Todd Moss and Matthew Palmer, two American diplomats that recently authored thrillers inspired by their experiences serving in Africa. Todd Moss, author of The Golden Hour is former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and current Chief Operating Officer and Senior Fellow of the Center for Global Development. Matthew Palmer, author of The American Mission is a twenty-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, currently serving as Director for Multilateral Affairs in the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. We are delighted and honored that Chet Crocker, Professor of strategic studies at Georgetown University and former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs has agreed to moderate the discussion. We will gather at CSIS on Tuesday, October 7 from 5:30 until 6:30 for a discussion. A brief reception will follow the event.
Non Governmental Perspectives for Addressing Emerging and Evolving Biological Threats

September 24, 2014: Non Governmental Perspectives for Addressing Emerging and Evolving Biological Threats

In February 2014, 29 partner nations launched the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) in partnership with the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Organization of Animal Health, and the European Union. Since that time, the GHSA has engaged approximately 50 partner countries, which share an interest in accelerating progress toward specific, measureable outcomes to create a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats.
Time to Rethink Global Drug Policy

September 11, 2014: Time to Rethink Global Drug Policy

Please join us at CSIS on Thursday, Sept 11 for an exciting conversation with Sir Richard Branson and Dr. Michel Kazatchkine.Members of the UN Commission on Global Drug Policy, Branson and Kazatchkine are coming to CSIS to discuss the Commission's newly completed major report, Taking Control: Pathways for Drug Policies that Work. The report reflects the Commissioners new call for far-reaching changes to global drug policy, and will lay the foundation for the upcoming UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drugs in 2016.
What Will Drive the Future of Global Health?

September 02, 2014: What Will Drive the Future of Global Health?

In honor of the publication of Lawrence Gostin's important new work, Global Health Law (Harvard 2014), I wish to invite you to a roundtable featuring Professor Gostin, Anthony Fauci (NIAID) and Tim Evans (World Bank) which I will have the honor of moderating. Two questions will be tabled before these three distinguished opinion leaders: what do you predict will be the toughest challenge -- and the next big idea -- that drive the global health agenda in the next decade?
Faith-based Organizations and Family Planning in Nigeria and Uganda in 2014

June 24, 2014: Faith-based Organizations and Family Planning in Nigeria and Uganda in 2014

Please join us for an event exploring how faith-based organizations in Nigeria and Uganda are reaching out to their communities about the importance of family planning. The event will feature Dr. Tonny Tumwesigye, the Executive Director of the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB), and Dr. Daniel Nanshep Gobgab, the Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer of the Christian Health Association of Nigeria (CHAN). The roundtable discussion will focus on how these faith-based medical organizations are addressing family planning in their communities, how they are collaborating with other faith-based organizations, and what challenges and opportunities they face. The session will be moderated by Janet Fleischman, senior associate of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center.

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