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Texas A&M, Scowcroft Institute to Host Dr. Dennis Carroll, former USAID Emerging Threats Director

February 17, 2020

Dr. Dennis Carrol

Dr. Dennis Carrol

By Locky Catron, Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs Intern

On Tuesday, March 3, Dr. Dennis Carroll will give a talk titled “Megatrends in the 21st Century: Global Health Implications” at Texas A&M University’s West Campus.

Dr. Carroll’s talk will cover his experiences with epidemics as well as today’s global health threats, including the coronavirus, and their potential effects.

The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University is hosting this public event at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, in Hagler Auditorium at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. Registration for this event can be found at the Bush School’s event page.

Dr. Carroll is an infectious disease expert, who recently retired as Director of the Emerging Threats Division of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). During his time at USAID, he led the Agency’s responses to the spread of avian influenza and the West Africa Ebola epidemic and oversaw the Agency’s implementation of the Emerging Pandemic Threats program in more than thirty countries across Africa and Asia. While previously serving as Senior Infectious Diseases Advisor for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he was responsible for the initial design and development of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).