Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

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When

March 30, 2017

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Where

New America

740 15th St NW #900

Washington, D.C. 20005

In today’s world, it is easier than ever for people and material to move around the planet, but at the same time it is easier than ever for diseases to move as well. Outbreaks of Ebola, MERS, yellow fever, and Zika have laid bare the world’s unpreparedness to deal with the threat from infectious diseases. In Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs Dr. Michael Osterholm and Mark Olshaker marshal the latest medical science, case studies, and policy research to examine this critical challenge.

Dr. Michael Osterholm is the Regents Professor McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and Council of Foreign Relations and was appointed to the National Science Advisory Board on Biosecurity. From 2001 to 2005, he served as special advisor to then-HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and was appointed to be his representative on the Interim management team to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mark Olshaker is the New York Times bestselling author or coauthor of fourteen nonfiction books and novels, and an Emmy-winning filmmaker who specializes in both public health and criminal justice.

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Participants

Michael T. Osterholm
Regents Professor and Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at University of
Minnesota
Co-Author, Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs
@mtosterholm

Mark Olshaker
Co-Author, Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Moderator

Peter Bergen
Vice President, New America
@peterbergencnn