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Center for BiosecurityUPMC
Prevention of Biothreats: A Look Ahead
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Background Reading
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Summary Report
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Commission of the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism 

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

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Agenda

Welcome and Opening Remarks Watch video

Thomas Inglesby, Deputy Director, Center for Biosecurity

           
Presentation by
Laura Holgate, Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Threat Reduction, National Security Council

Note: At the request of the speaker, Ms. Holgate's talk was off the record.

                
PANEL 1: Approaches to Controlling Materials and Information
—What role do they play in lowering the risk that biological weapons are developed and used? Watch video

Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Senior Associate, Center for Biosecurity , Moderator
Gerald Epstein, Director, Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy; American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
David Franz, Former Commander, USAMRIID; Member, National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity
Michael Gelles, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Carol Linden, Principal Deputy Director, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Carrie Wolinetz, Director of Scientific Affairs and Public Relations, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

             
PANEL 2: International Treaties and AgreementsWhat role do they play in increasing transparency and setting moral and behavioral norms among nations? 
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Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Senior Associate, Center for Biosecurity , Moderator
Julie E. Fischer, Senior Associate, Global Health Security Program, Henry L. Stimson Center
Kenneth Luongo, President, Partnership for Global Security
Terence Taylor, Vice-President for Global Health and Security, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI); President of the International Council of the Life Sciences
Jonathan B. Tucker, Senior Fellow, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies

          
Intelligence Community Efforts at Detecting or Interrupting Biological Weapons Development or Use 
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Lawrence Kerr, Senior Advisor for Biological Sciences, National Counterproliferation Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence 
Col. Randall J. Larsen, USAF (Ret), Executive Director, Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
Linda Millis, Director, Private Sector Partnerships, Office of the Director of National Intelligence


Presentation by Kenneth A. Myers III, Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Watch video

            
PANEL 3: Surveillance, Attribution and Deterrence
What role do early outbreak warning systems, forensics, and deterrence play in lowering the risks of biological weapons development and use? Watch video

Jennifer Nuzzo, Associate, Center for Biosecurity , Moderator
Louise Gresham, Director, Health Security and Epidemiology, Global Health and Security Initiative, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
Anne Harrington, Executive Director, U.S. National Academies of Sciences’ Committee on International Security and Arms Control
Jenifer Smith, Former Section Chief, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) WMD Directorate
John Vitko, Former Director of Biological and Chemical Countermeasures, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

  
Presentation by
Richard Danzig, Chairman of the Board, Center for a New American Security Watch video

        
PANEL 4: Biodefense and Resilience
What role does it play in dissuading and deterring biological attacks? Watch video

Thomas Inglesby, Deputy Director, Center for Biosecurity , Moderator
Daniel Hamilton, Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University
Robert Kadlec, Former Director for Biodefense, Homeland Security Council
Col. Randall J. Larsen, USAF (Ret), Executive Director, Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism


Closing Remarks

Thomas Inglesby, Deputy Director, Center for Biosecurity