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Richard and Janet Southby Distinguished Lectureship in Comparative Health Policy


Global Health; Presentations and Seminars


On Tuesday, April 6, 2010, the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (GW SPHHS) hosted the annual Southby Distinguished Lectureship in Comparative Health Policy on the "International Health Regulations." This lectureship gave an overview of the U.S. Government's approach to addressing the challenges, policies, and opportunities related to both domestic and international implementation of the IHR (2005).

Introductory remarks were given by GW School of Public Health faculty, including Josef Reum, Interim Dean; Professor Sara Rosenbaum, Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy; Richard Southby, Executive Dean Emeritus; and Rebecca Katz, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy.

The plenary speakers were Mr. Andrew Weber, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs at the Department of Defense; Dr. Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Department of Health and Human Services; and Dr. Scott Dowell, Director of the Global Disease Detection Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The discussants were: Dr. Julie Fischer, Stimson Center; Ms. Jennifer Kates, Kaiser Family Foundation; and Dr. Stephen Morrison, Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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