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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.

The Global Infectious Disease Threat and Dual use Pathogens

October 27, 2016

Abstract: The Federal response to dual use pathogens is being actively debated. We are at a critical juncture between free science exploration and government policy. Should science be regulated?

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health: Genome Data Sharing

March 28, 2016

Abstract: Industry, medical centers, academics and patient advocates have come together to create common standards for the representation and exchange of genomics information for both research and...

The changing landscape of infectious diseases and its effects on human health

November 2, 2015

Abstract: Concerns are mounting that changes in climate, land use, species invasions, and connectivity are changing the global landscape of infectious diseases.

Technology Impact on Biosecurity Policy and Practice

October 26, 2015

Abstract: The threat of biological attack on the people of the United States and the world, whether intentional, natural or accidental, is of growing concern, both in spite of and because of...

New bio-based supply chains for drugs

May 11, 2015

Abstract: Recent advances in synthetic biology are transforming our capacities to make things with biology.

Science Seminar: Eran Bendavid, "Health Plus: Spillover from Foreign Aid for Health in Africa"

December 15, 2014

Abstract:  Foreign aid for health in low- and middle-income countries has increased five-fold over the past 25 years.  Between 2005 and 2010, health aid made up more than 30% of all health spending...

Is Nipah virus a threat to global security?

April 14, 2014

Abstract: Nipah virus lives in large fruit bats in South and Southeast Asia. When people become infected with Nipah virus over half of them die.

Bringing to Light Hidden Incentives and Disincentives in Global Health

April 7, 2014

About the talk: This presentation will discuss the centrality and challenges of health-specific technological progress in global health improvement.

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...

Global Health Impacts of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident

October 1, 2012

This study quantifies worldwide health effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident on 11 March 2011.

Designing Policy using Modeling within Complex Socio-Technical Systems

December 1, 2011

Robert Glass, Jr. is the 2011-2012 Perry Fellow at CISAC.

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.

Escaping the 'Half-pipe of Doom:' Is the IPCC Model Transferable to Issues of Safety and Security of Biotechnology?

May 13, 2010

Exponential advances in the life sciences, particularly in the realm of biotechnology, have been held to raise the classic concerns of "dual-use" research: the same technologies that propel...

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...

Presidential Leadership, Illness, and Decision Making

November 20, 2008

Rose McDermott is a Professor of Political Science at Brown University.  She is currently a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.  She holds a...

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...

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.

The Global Burden of Infectious Disease

May 1, 2007

Despite predictions of their eradication in the 1960s, infectious diseases remain a significant cause of global health, economic, and social problems.

Cooperative Threat Reduction: Former Soviet Biological Weapons Facilities

January 16, 2007

The speaker will describe his experiences over ten years of developing a comprehensive program to engage the formerly top secret Soviet biological weapons complex through joint scientific research...