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Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220

Annual Global Pandemic Policy Summit

Global Leadership at a Crossroads: Are We Prepared for the Next Pandemic?

Annual Global Pandemic Policy Summit

October 16-17, 2017

Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
1002 George Bush Drive West
College Station, Texas 77843


Register


Description

We are on the eve of the 100-year anniversary of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic that killed 50-90 million people globally. A future pandemic, possibly one as deadly as the 1918 pandemic, is inevitable and will occur without warning. Public health professionals are working hard to make the world safe from all biological threats with pandemic potential, but despite their commitment and dedication, the international community remains unprepared. Global health security leadership is at a crossroads with a choice to make: Do we remain vulnerable as a nation, or do we give pandemic prevention and preparedness the priority attention it demands?

The goal of the 2017 Global Pandemic Policy Summit is to engage in high level thought leadership discussions and decision simulations involving senior U.S. Government and host nation officials, private sector organizations, academic and research organizations, implementing partners and multilateral and bilateral leaders involved in global health security and pandemic disease response.

Summit Objectives: To achieve the above summit goal, 2017 Summit Attendees will identify gaps and challenges and offer definitive, sustainable solutions that will be included in a post-Summit Report that is actionable for policy makers and pandemic response partners in the U.S. and globally. We are in the first year of a new Administration in the United States, and a new Director General for the WHO was recently elected. The time is now to bring urgency to health security as a national security issue with a goal to help new leadership and all stakeholders effectively address global health security challenges.

Summit Groundrules: The Global Pandemic Policy Summit will operate under Chatham House rules. Participants will explore strategic policy issues with a focus on domestic and international institutional leadership, and should come prepared for rigorous discussion and debate in break-out sessions, table top exercises and plenary sessions. A summary of conclusions that captures consensus opinions and dissenting views will follow the summit with options and actionable recommendations. Topics requiring more in-depth analysis with joint collaborative potential will be identified for follow-on policy research and peer-reviewed publications.

View the Notional Summit Agenda

View the Conference Agenda


Accommodations

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at both Calvary Court and The George. All hotel expenses will be paid for by the Scowcroft Institute. Please contact bushschoolscowcroft@tamu.edu to arrange your stay. If you have a preference on which hotel you would like to stay at, please let us know that also. The following is the information on the hotels:

Calvary Court
200 Century Court
College Station, TX 77840
https://www.cavalrycourt.com/

The George
180 Century Court
College Station, TX 77840
https://www.thegeorgetexas.com/


Transportation

There are three options of airports to fly into for the conference:

  1. Easterwood Airport in College Station, TX
  2. George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, TX
  3. William P. Hobby International Airport in Houston, TX
  4. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, TX

View Air Transportation Options

Travel time from Houston to College Station is approximately 2 hours and daily shuttles are offered from George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Airport to College Station. For more information on these shuttles, please visit: https://groundshuttle.com/.

Travel time from Austin to College Station is approximately an hour and a half. There is not a shuttle option from this airport so individuals flying into Austin will likely have to rent a car to travel to College Station.

Individuals flying into Easterwood Airport in College Station will be picked up by the hotel shuttle and taken to their designated hotel.

View a PDF of the Logistical Information


Contact

(979) 845-6510
bushschoolscowcroft@tamu.edu

Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220


Contact

(979) 845-6510
bushschoolscowcroft@tamu.edu

Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220

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