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Vector-borne disease in a changing world: Insights from ecology across scales

January 5, 2017

Abstract: Globally, infectious diseases are emerging at an increasing rate. Vector-borne diseases in particular present one of the biggest threats to public health globally.

Health and human movement: global challenges, local solutions

February 22, 2016

Abstract: The interactions between biological and cultural processes are critical determinants of human health.

Actinide Chemistry and the Battlefields of the Cold War

May 18, 2015

Abstract: The Cold War rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union lasted for much of the second half of the 20th Century.

What's out there? Microbial diversity, security, and the public health

October 14, 2013

More information TBA.    Speaker bio: David A. Relman, M.D., is the Thomas C. and Joan M.

The Hazards of Low Level Ionizing Radiation: Controversy and Evidence

March 12, 2013

Symposium description: A unique, two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts will make presentations on and...

Mobilizing Public Law: The Lost Wartime Origins of American Administrative Law

November 29, 2012

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar is a professor and Deane F.

Global Health Diplomacy in North Korea: the Stanford Tuberculosis Project in the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

November 26, 2012

About the topic: Stanford University, in collaboration with humanitarian NGOs, WHO, the Global Fund and the North Korean Ministry of Public Health have undertaken to develop that country's first...

Public Goods Provision and the Efficacy of Governance

May 18, 2012

On May 18-19, the Program on Poverty and Governance and the Center for Latin American Studies will host a two-day conference on the provision of public goods and good governance throughout the...

Terror Queues and the Duration of Terror Plots

April 10, 2012

About the topic: What could queueing theory, the science of customer flows and delays in service systems, possibly offer towards understanding and countering terrorism?

Dual Use Research of Concern: Avian H5N1 influenza adaption to a mammalian host

March 12, 2012

The life sciences have many examples of where research results and technologies can be used for good, but also for bad purposes.

The Insider Threat: Preserving the Good of Powerful Science in a Dangerous World

December 5, 2011

Recent events in the U.S. have raised concerns about the safety and security of research with hazardous microbial agents, particularly with regard to the insider threat.

What to Do about Flu? A Public Health Challenge

November 28, 2011

Infectious diseases, especially those transmitted from person to person through the respiratory route, continue to pose a threat to the global community.

Combating Counterfeit Medications: A Pharmacist's Perspective

October 3, 2011

The production and distribution of counterfeit medications has become a significant global public health issue.

Deconstructing the Nuclear Accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi Plant: What Went Wrong and What are the Prospects of Recovery?

August 16, 2011

A presentation for the plenary session of the annual Geochemistry Society meeting (Goldschmidt Conference), discussing the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear incident, August 16, 2011.

CISAC Directors' Seminar featuring Honors Students

June 2, 2009

Regimes of Terror: The Relationship between Democracy and Terrorism in Chile By Jane Esberg How does democracy influence terrorism?

Public Health Preparedness and the Unthinkable: Reflections on Nuclear Terrorism and Pandemic Influenza

December 3, 2008

Abstract:  In this era of catastrophic terrorism and heightened concerns about pandemic influenza and other emerging diseases, unprecedented resources have been allocated to improving medical and...

Is Mother Nature the Best Bioterrorist?

April 16, 2008

As we find ourselves at the start of the "biological century" with a wealth of potential benefits to public health, agriculture, and global economies, it is almost deliberately naive to think that...

Integrating 21st Century Development and Security Assistance

February 13, 2008

In early 2007, CSIS launched an expert task force to examine the growing involvement of the Department of Defense as a direct provider of “non-traditional” security assistance, concentrated in...

Agent Orange: The Toxic Trail

November 1, 2007

Jeanne Mager Stellman (speaker) has just recently joined the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn N.Y as Professor and Director of the...

DNA for Peace: The Balance Between Biosciences for Development and Security

May 30, 2007

One of the world's greatest ethical challenges is the inequities in global health.

Tactical Prevention of Suicide Bombings in Israel

May 8, 2007

Suicide bombings targeting Israeli civilians were once the favored tactic of Palestinian terrorists.

Risk Communication and the Public Debate on Biocontainment Facilities

October 31, 2006

The siting and construction of high-level biocontainment facilities involves a complex review process with environmental impact documents, legally mandated reviews, and public involvement in...

The Antiplague System of the Former Soviet Union

October 18, 2005

The USSR's anti-plague system had four main responsibilities: monitor natural foci of endemic dread diseases such as plague, tularemia, anthrax, and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever; protect the...

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Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology