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Biological Risks and Hazards in the World Today – Special Focus on Russia and Ukraine

May 4, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

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An expert panel on Biological Risks and Hazards in the World Today with a Special Focus on Russia and Ukraine will be held on 4 May 2022 via webcast.

Topics will include the health security environment in the post-Soviet states, as assessed by the Global Health Security Index of 2019 and 2021, and the biological risks posed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and associated disinformation campaign.

Jessica Bell and Hayley Secerance, of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, will discuss health security environment across the post-Soviet states.

Gregory Koblentz of George Mason University will address the evolving biosecurity landscape.

Hon. Andrew Weber of the Council on Strategic Risks and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Obama Administration will discuss what we know and what we don’t know about the Russian Federation’s biological and chemical weapons’ program.

Rebecca Katz of Georgetown University and Ian Lipkin of Columbia University round out the event.

The webinar will be moderated by Wilmot James.

Please visit the Columbia University Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) Biological Risks and Hazards in the World Today event page to register.


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