The CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security aims to chart a bold vision for U.S. global health security that addresses the acute vulnerabilities exploited by the coronavirus, at home and abroad.
The CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security officially launched on April 17, 2018. Commissioners gathered to discuss the major objectives of the Commission for its two-year life span.
On August 6, 2018, the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security hosted a public event on U.S. leadership in meeting the burgeoning health needs of vulnerable populations living in the midst of conflict and disorder.
On October 2, 2018, the CSIS Commission on Strengthening Health Security held its second full Commission meeting to discuss the Commission’s ongoing work to construct and operationalize a ten-year U.S. vision for health security.
On October 25, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center hosted a conversation with Thomas J. Bollyky on his new book, Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways.
On October 29, the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security hosted a screening of its new film, The Gathering Health Storm Inside North Korea, followed by a roundtable discussion with regional experts and providers of humanitarian assistance.
On November 14, the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security co-hosted a panel discussion on the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo with the CSIS Africa Program.
On January 28, 2019, the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security convened a high-level Clade X pandemic simulation exercise in collaboration with Commission expert advisor Tom Inglesby and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.
On March 27, 2019, the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security and the National Academy of Medicine co-hosted a panel discussion on the unfolding debate over human germline genome editing.
On November 20, 2019, Dr. Julie L. Gerberding, Co-Chair of the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on “Biological Threats to U.S. National Security."
On February 15, 2020, J. Stephen Morrison moderated a public town hall at the Munich Security Conference on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
On April 27, 2020, CSIS hosted a virtual discussion of the implications of COVID-19 in Yemen with Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen.
On May 1, 2020, CSIS’s International Security Program and Global Health Policy Center spoke with Members of Congress and global health security experts about efforts to establish a bipartisan commission to examine the Covid-19 crisis.
On May 18, 2020, the CSIS Humanitarian Agenda hosted Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), for a discussion on how humanitarian organizations are adapting and responding to needs during the Covid-19 pandemic.
On May 28, 2020, J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, hosted and moderated a timely conversation with Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) about both the public health and economic dimensions to addressing the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 has revealed stark deficiencies and weaknesses in pandemic preparedness and triggered a new debate over how the United States is to better organize itself against threats that have profound health and economic consequences, at home and abroad.
On June 15, Steve Morrison, senior vice president and director, Global Health Policy Center and Judd Devermont, director of the Africa Program testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on the topic of ‘Impact of COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa.’.
On June 23, Julie L. Gerberding, Co-Chair, CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security, testified before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on ‘Covid-19: Lessons Learned to Prepare for the Next Pandemic’.
On June 24 Julie L. Gerberding, Co-Chair, CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security, testifies before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affair on ‘The Role of the Strategic National Stockpile in Pandemic Response’.
On September 2, J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center moderated a discussion on Vladimir Putin's Sputnik V vaccine and its implications for the global scramble for a Covid-19 vaccine.
U.S. Congressman Tom Cole speaks to J. Stephen Morrison on the U.S. Congress and its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr. Rajiv Shah, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, speaks with J. Stephen Morrison on the Foundation's billion dollar investment into global recovery from Covid-19.
Dorothy Shea, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, speaks with J. Stephen Morrison on the humanitarian and health crisis confront Lebanon in the wake of the August 4 Beruit explosion.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is pleased to host the Washington D.C. launch of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) 2021 report.
On December 9, the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health security hosted a conversation with Anders Tegnell, State Epidemiologist of the Public Health Agency of Sweden.
On December 14, 2020, the CSIS Commission hosted a conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
J. Stephen Morrison and Jude Blanchette speak with Yanzhong Huang, Expert Advisor to the CSIS Health Security Commission, on his latest book, Toxic Politics: China's Environmental Health Crisis and Its Challenge to the Chinese State.
Please join the CSIS Global Health Policy Center on Friday, January 29, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST for a panel discussion on opportunities to expand the reach of routine immunization services under Covid-19.
Please join the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security on Monday, February 1 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST for a timely exchange on the swift global emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants and their impact on both the domestic and global Covid-19 response.
Please join the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security on Wednesday, February 10 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST for a discussion featuring John-Arne Røttingen, Ambassador for Global Health with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security and the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security co-hosted a discussion with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to the President and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Professor Paul Kelly, Chief Medical Officer at the Australian Government Department of Health.
On Thursday, April 29 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT, the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security and CSIS Economics Program co-hosted a panel discussion on the major findings of a new Commission report: Creating Fiscal Space in the Covid-19 Era.
Please join the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security on Friday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT for a timely conversation with Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14).