The Scowcroft Institute Names New Senior Fellows

July 12, 2018

After a rigorous selection process, the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs announced the selection of two Senior Fellows, Dr. Elizabeth Cameron and Dr. Rebecca Katz. During their time with the Institute, they will focus on research and will both be a part of the pandemic preparedness policy program. Each will produce a white paper based on their findings.

Dr. Elizabeth Cameron

Dr. Cameron is Vice President for Global Biological Policy and Programs at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). Prior to working at NTI, Dr. Cameron served as the Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense on the White House National Security Council (NSC) staff, where she was instrumental in the development and launch of the Global Health Security Agenda.  From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Cameron served as the Office Director for Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) and the Senior Advisor for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs. In these roles, she oversaw implementation of the geographic expansion of the Nunn‐Lugar CTR program and as a result, was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service.

Dr. Rebecca Katz

Dr. Katz is an Associate Professor and Co-director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University. Prior to going to Georgetown, she spent ten years at the George Washington University on the faculty of the Milken Institute School of Public Health. Her research is focused on global health security, public health preparedness, and health diplomacy. Since 2007, much of her work has been on the domestic and global implementation of the International Health Regulations. Since 2004, Dr. Katz has been a consultant to the Department of State, working on issues related to the Biological Weapons Convention, pandemic influenza, and disease surveillance.

The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs is a research institute housed in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. The Institute is named in honor of Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.), whose long and distinguished public service career included serving as National Security Advisor for Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. The Institute’s core mission is to foster and disseminate policy-oriented research on international affairs by supporting faculty and student research, hosting international speakers and major scholarly conferences, and providing grants to outside researchers to use the holdings of the Bush Library.

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