Read about symposiums, conferences, forums, presentations and other events sponsored by or attended by members of our team.

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Health Diplomacy Training Institute 2024

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Previous Events

Health Diplomacy Training Institute 2023

Our inaugural programs were held in June 2023 and we are grateful to all of trainers and attendees for helping to make our first year a resounding success!

Georgetown Symposium on Data Privacy: Engineering Solutions for Evolving Global Policy

February 9, 2023

Dr. Ellie Graeden convened a group of policymakers and engineers for a day of panel discussions and workshops about designing and implementing data privacy policy at global scale.

The Bio-revolution: Implications for security, the economy, and our environment (new window)

February 1, 2023
Center affiliate, Ryan Morhard, presented this talk about the Bioeconomy and it’s implications across various domains at Georgetown.


Safe and Decent Working Conditions for Women Health and Care Workers in Times of Crisis

May 25, 2022
Dr. Sumegha Asthana participated in a panel by Women in Global Health, in collaboration with the Government of France, on the sidelines of the 75th World Health Assembly.

Pioneering Ebola Response: Symposium honoring Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, A model for local leadership to address emerging infectious disease challenges and opportunities for future detection of pandemic threats

May 24, 2022
Dr. Rebecca Katz spoke at this symposium hosted by the Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Mérieux Foundation USA.

Making the One Health Approach Socially Sensitive

May 19, 2022
Dr. Alexandra Phelan spoke during this event hosted by Geneva Global Health Hub (G2H2) and Third World Network (TWN).

Feminist Responses to the Pandemic and Other Global Crises: Gender sensitive research checklist with Dr. Claire Standley and Emily Hardy/Gender and COVID-19 working group

May 6, 2022
Dr. Claire Standley and Emily Hardy presented on a checklist about integrating gender considerations into health research. Check out the recording here!

WHO Public Hearings for the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body

April 12, 2022
Dr. Alexandra Phelan spoke about potential elements for a new international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response.


COVID-19, International Law, and Data Governance

December 16, 2021
Dr. Alexandra Phelan gave a lecture for the NIH COVID-19 Scientific Interest Group.

The Entanglement of International Health and Environmental Law

November 19, 2021
Dr. Alexandra Phelan spoke at the Conference, “The Health Environment Nexus and the Systemic Implications of Environmental Crimes,” hosted by the University of Cambridge, European Society of International Law.

Seventh EMPHNET Regional Conference

November 14 – November 18, 2021
At this Conference, our Center team members led two oral presentations and moderated one session. Check out the details below!

  • Strengthening laboratory capacity for sample management and inventory: A North Africa regional collaboration
    Dr. Claire Standley presented this work.
    Authors: Tarek Al-Sanouri, Omar Elhamer, Lauren Miller, Alexander Linder, Erin Sorrell, Claire Standley
  • Advancing Laboratory Biorisk Assessments and Implementing Validated Waste Management Systems in Libya’s Public Health and Veterinary Laboratories
    Lauren Miller presented this work.
    Authors: Lauren Miller, Alexander Linder, Claire J. Standley, Rawan Khasawneh, Anood Khries, Radhi Hamasha, Buthaina Al-Rababah, Mohammad Dwairi, LubnaAlzoubi, Saied A. Jaradat, Erin M. Sorrell
  • Roundtable Session: Sustaining IHR in Iraq – Enhancing Multisectoral Coordination in the Face of Conflict
    Erin Sorrell moderated this session.
    Authors: Karim Muftin, Aso Zangana, Mohammed Ahmed, Bejan Dizayee, Baker Joda, Erin M. Sorrell

Building the evidence base for global health security policy

November 18, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Katz spoke during the Dean’s Seminar Series, Georgetown University Medical Center.

COVID-19 in the United States and Around the World

November 5, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Katz spoke during the American Academy of Actuaries Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum in Washington DC.

Future-proofing global health: Governance of priorities

November 5, 2021
Dr. Alexandra Phelan spoke at the Legal Priorities Lab, Oxford University.

The Proposed Pandemic Treaty and Biosecurity

November 4, 2021
Dr. Alexandra Phelan spoke during the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative Fall Workshop

Big Data for Pandemic Response: Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Responsibilities

November 4, 2021
Dr. Alexandra Phelan was a panelist during this session of The International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED 2021).

Building the Global Health Security Architecture

October 26, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Katz gave a virtual presentation to faculty and students at Taipei Medical University.

COVID-19, Science, and the Media: Lessons Learned Reporting on the Pandemic

October 26, 2021
Dr. Alexandra Phelan moderated this panel sponsored by Harvard’s Petrie Flom Center.

Governance and Law for UHC & GHS

October 25 – October 28, 2021
Dr. Alexandra Phelan spoke at the WHO Health Systems Governance Technical Consultation.

Global Parliament of Mayors Annual Summit

October 22, 2021
Matthew Boyce represented the Center during the Summit’s plenary debate on public health. Additionally, Dr. Rebecca Katz and Matthew Boyce collaborated with experts at the World Health Organization to draft a position paper on vaccination efforts for consideration by the mayors. 
Check out this abbreviated collection of the papers from each thematic brief and debate from the Summit.

National Association for Environmental, Health, Safety, and Sustainability Management (NAEM) Forum

October 19, 2021
Dr. Erin Sorrell and Dr. Claire Standley facilitated a session titled “Communicating for Impact.”

Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) – 11th Regional Scientific Conference of the Americas

October 19, 2021
Dr. Claire Standley, Jordan Schermerhorn, and Mackenzie Moore facilitated two interactive learning sessions – one on conducting field investigations in communities affected by reticence, and one on constructing narrative case studies. 

Dr. Fauci and the Covid Crisis

October 13, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Katz interviewed Dr. Fauci during this event sponsored by Smithsonian Associates.

Global Health Interest Group Career Seminar 

October 7, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Katz spoke with graduate students and fellows at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Integration of Tuberculosis Control Programs with Pandemic Preparedness

September 16, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Katz was an invited panelist at the Workshop on Innovations for Tackling Tuberculosis in the Time of COVID-19 sponsored by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). 

Considerations for Cooperating with China on Pandemic Response

September 14, 2021
Dr. Katz was an invited panelist at the D-10 China Engagement Workshop sponsored by the Atlantic Council. 

Pandemic Preparedness and Global Health Governance: Lessons from the Past/Projections for the Future

September 1, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Katz was a guest lecturer at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. 

A Health Equity Approach to Pandemic Preparedness and Responding to Future Health Threats- Assessing the Costs

August, 24 2021
Dr. Katz presented at the 11th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) High-Level Meeting on Health and the Economy (HLM11).

Estimating Cost Requirements to Build Country Level Capacity for Health Security 

June 15, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Katz spoke during the CGD and Pandemic Action Network event titled “Ending Boom or Bust: What Will it Cost to Pandemic-Proof the Planet.”

Invited Panelists on International Efforts in Pandemic Response 

April 6, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Katz was a panelist during the 61st Annual Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference, “Global Resilience after the Pandemic.”

Global Health Security and Pandemic Preparedness

March 20, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Katz was the Keynote Speaker at the Brown University Hack for Humanity.

Tools for Responding to COVID-19

March 17, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Katz participated in the SXSW Global Health Security Demo Day sponsored by the Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium.  

Problems and Promises of COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

March 7, 2021.
Dr. Rebecca Katz was an invited panelist at the Women in Power Conference with Harvard W3D: Women in Defense, Diplomacy, and Development sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School. 

Recovering from the Pandemic

February 24, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Katz was an invited panelist at the Q1 2021 Strategy Consortium of the Atlantic Council, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security: Strengthening the US at Home to Better Lead Abroad.

Pandemic Planning: Lessons learned from COVID-19 & 25 years of preparedness planning

February 25, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Katz gave a Dean’s Lecture at the Yale University School of Public Health.

Global Health Security Net: a 25 year repository

January 12, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Katz, Dr. Ellen Carlin, and Dr. Ellie Graeden presented at the Schmidt Futures Preparedness Forum.



Migrant Health in Crises: Symposium

November 19, 2019
Jointly organized with the Department of Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service
Healey Family Student Center Social Room

10 Years and Counting: Highlighting 10 years of the Global Disease Detection Program at CDC

May 8, 2019
Co-sponsored with the CDC with the support of the Global Health Initiative (GHI)
Georgetown University Berkley Center
Moderator: Rebecca Katz | Panelists: Scott F. Dowell, Carolyn Greene, Nancy Knight, Joel Montgomery


Small Workshop: Achieving Global Health Security

May 23 – 24, 2018
Co-sponsored with the Global Health Governance Programme at the University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, Scotland
Video (Full) | Video (Short)

The Changing Relevance of Material Transfer Agreements for Infectious Disease Research: Enhancing the Role of Investigators

May 3 – 4, 2018
In partnership with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and supported by the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the NIH
Georgetown Law Center 


Georgetown University Symposium & Workshop on Health Threats and Opportunities in Vulnerable Urban Geographies

November 28, 2017
Georgetown University Alumni House

Ready Together: A Conference on Public & Private Sector Epidemic Preparedness

November 13, 2017
In partnership with the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) 
Harvard University School of Medicine, Martin Conference Center Rotunda
Video recording of event

Responding to Deliberate Biological Release

September 27-29, 2017
In partnership with Global Affairs Canada
Wiston House, Wilton Park, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3DZ, UK

Pandemic Preparedness in the Next Administration

January 10, 2017
In partnership with the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) 
Georgetown University Copley Formal Lounge