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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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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Catherine Russell, will provide a keynote address about her vision for the State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues and U.S. government commitments and actions on preventing gender-based violence and promoting economic empowerment for women. This will be followed by a roundtable conversation, moderated by Janet Fleischman, senior associate with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, featuring Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, and Keith Hansen, Global Practices Vice President at the World Bank Group. The panel will focus on how key international actors are working to improve the health and empowerment of women and girls, and the opportunities and challenges they face.
On June 12, from 9:15am to 2:30pm, CSIS will host a conference on the burgeoning human crisis inside Syria and in the surrounding region. The conference will spotlight the scope, burden, and complexity of the human crisis, both inside Syria and across the region; its future trajectory and long-term implications; ongoing efforts to improve humanitarian access and coverage, including efforts to advance UNSC resolution 2139; and future options for the United States and the international community
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