March 1, 2016 - Strengthening National Security by Protecting Public Health
The Journal of National Security Law & Policy, the Center, and the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, are pleased to present the JNSLP 2016 symposium.
The keynote speech will be offered by Prof. Lawrence Gostin, Faculty Director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, on"Global Health Security in an Era of Explosive Pandemic Potential: Lessons from SARS and MERS to Ebola and Zika."
Panel 1: “Why Global Health Matters to National Security” (9:30 am - 11:00 am)
This panel will explore international health issues and U.S. support for global health systems, connecting global health priorities with national security.
- J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies
- Christine Sow, President and Executive Director, Global Health Council
- Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Coordinator for Threat Reductions Program, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State
- Moderator: John Monahan, Senior Scholar, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Panel 2: “Federal and State Authority and the Role of the Military During Public Health Crises” (12:30 pm - 2:00 pm)
This will discuss federal faultlines and the role of the military during responses to public health crises.
- James Hodge, Jr., Professor of Public Health Law and Ethics, Director of Public Health Law and Policy Program, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
- Stephen Dycus, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
- Robert Salesses, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Integration and Defense Support of Civilian Authorities, U.S. Department of Defense
- Francesca Christy Music, Program Director for Health and Medical Support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense & Americas' Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
- Don Boyce, Director of the Office of Emergency Management, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Moderator: William C. Banks, Interim Dean, Professor of Law, Founding Director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Syracuse University College of Law, JNSLP Editor-in-Chief
Panel 3: “Public Health as a Driver for Conflict and Instability” (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)
This panel will delve into domestic public health and security, touching on such issues as assessing the adequacy of the U.S. public health regulatory system during public health emergencies and U.S. preparedness for potential acts of bioterrorism.
- Rebecca Katz, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Emergency Medicine,The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
- Jonathan Greene, Acting Director, Health Threats Resilience Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Richard Jaffe, Director of the Division of Medical Countermeasures, Strategy, and Requirements, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Daniel Gerstein, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
- Moderator: David Koplow, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
A reception will follow.
Please RSVP here. Thank you!