Homeland Security Policy Institute to Host Policy & Research Forum on Countering Bioterrorism

Homeland Security Policy Institute to Host Policy & Research Forum: “Countering Bioterrorism: Lessons from 2010 Israeli Exercise, US Perspectives, & International Efforts”
June 22, 2010 - PRLog -- EVENT:  Please join The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) for a discussion on countering bioterrorism. The "Operation Orange Flame 4" biopreparedness exercise held in Israel in January was conducted by the Israeli Defense and Health Ministries and the Defense Forces Home Front Command. It included observers from thirty countries. The exercise highlighted gaps in current biodefense planning and has important policy implications for other countries.

WHEN:    Thursday, June 23, 2010, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

WHO:   Dr. Yehuda Danon, Director, Kipper Institute of Immunology, Tel Aviv University Medical School, and Former Surgeon General, Israel Defense Forces

Prof. Barry Kellman, President, International Security and Biopolicy Institute, and Professor of Law, DePaul College of Law

Dr. Eric Rose, Member, National Biodefense Science Board, and CEO, Siga Technologies, Inc.

Daniel J. Kaniewski (Moderator), Deputy Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute

The George Washington University Hospital
Weingold Conference Center (Sixth Floor)
900 23rd St, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Blue and Orange lines)

RSVP at http://www.gwumc.edu/hspi/events/bioterroreventreg.cfm  

For additional information on this event, please yvukps visit: http://www.gwumc.edu/hspi/events/Bioterror.cfm

HSPI's Policy & Research Forum Series spotlights cutting-edge security policy solutions and innovative research.  The Series is designed to provide thought leaders in the United States and abroad with a uniquely constructive venue in which to discuss current and future security issues and challenges.

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Founded in 2003, The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) is a nonpartisan "think and do" tank whose mission is to build bridges between theory and practice to advance homeland security through an interdisciplinary approach. By convening domestic and international policymakers and practitioners at all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and academia, HSPI creates innovative strategies and solutions to current and future threats to the nation. For additional information about HSPI, please visit http://www.gwumc.edu/hspi/index.cfm
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