Pandemic & Biosecurity Policy Program
Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs
Every fall the Scowcroft Institute for International Affairs holds an annual pandemic policy summit, which brings together pandemic preparedness and biosecurity experts from all over the world. In conjunction with the Summit, a student pandemic simulation is held. This simulation provides graduate students from across Texas A&M University the opportunity to respond to a simulated outbreak as it unfolds. The primary purpose of the simulation is to teach students about the challenges of pandemic response and to give them experience working with individuals from different areas of expertise. Following the simulation students have the option to volunteer to participate in writing a white paper about lessons learned from the simulation.