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Texas A&M, Scowcroft Institute to Host 5th Annual Pandemic Policy Summit

October 25, 2019

Annual Pandemic Policy Summit Poster

Annual Pandemic Policy Poster

On November 12, 2019, as part of the Pandemic Policy Initiative, the Scowcroft Institute will host its 5th Annual Pandemic Policy Summit. The half-day conference will focus on current infectious disease outbreaks and findings from a student simulation.

The Summit brings together political leaders, researchers, practitioners, and the private sector to discuss issues critical to pandemic preparedness and biosecurity. The event will be led by Andrew Natsios, Director of the Scowcroft Institute and former USAID Administrator, and moderated by Dr. Gerald Parker, Director of the Pandemic and Biosecurity Policy Program and former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of ASPR. The keynote speaker will be Catherine Bertini, 2003 World Food Prize Laureate and Distinguished Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

This Summit is both policy and practicum focused and will result in a White Paper to be distributed to key decision-makers for further discussion. Past White Papers can be found here:

Join the George H. W. Bush School of Government & Public Service’s Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, in the Hagler Auditorium at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. Please register online at