Global Health Security Seminar Series

The Global Health Security Seminar Series began in September 2017 in efforts to promote greater dialogue regarding health security across Georgetown University and the wider Washington D.C. community. The events are co-sponsored by Georgetown’s Center for Global Health Science & Security, the School of Health’s Department of Health Management and Policy, and the Global Health Institute and will occur in person on Mondays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. ET in the Maguire Hall 304 conference room. They will also be available via Zoom. RSVPs will be available prior to each event.

Upcoming Seminars

November 6, 2023

Topic: Impediments and Roadblocks to Geopolitical and National Health Care Policymaking

Presenter: George P. Smith II, J.D., Professor Emeritus


November 13, 2023

Topic: Reflecting on the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola Outbreak: Did We Learn the Lessons?

Presenter: Oliver Johnson, Ph.D.


November 20, 2023

Topic: Using Online Obituaries for Public Health Surveillance.

Presenter: Maria Alva, Ph.D.


November 27, 2023

Topic:  Measuring and assessing public health emergency preparedness: theory and applications.

Presenter: Mike Stoto, Ph.D. 


December 4, 2023

Topic: “Glocal” Health Security: The Governance of Pandemic Preparedness and Response in Cities Around the World

Presenter: Matt Boyce, M.Sc.


Previous Seminars

October 30, 2023

Topic: Evaluating a national community health worker program

Presenter: John Kraemer, J.D., M.P.H.

October 23, 2023

Topic: Youth HIV Self-Testing in Nigeria: The Path Towards Youth Engagement

Presenter: Susan Nkengasong, M.S.

October 2, 2023

Topic: Impacts of DRC’s national rural WASH program: an RCT in a conflict setting

Presenter: John Quattrochi, Sc.D.

September 25, 2023

Topic: Governance and public health decision making during COVID-19 pandemic

Presenter: Sumegha Asthana, Ph.D.

September 11, 2023

Topic: South Korea pandemic prepareness and soft power, concept of Asia CDC.

Presenter: Jennifer Bouey, Ph.D., M.P.H.

November 9, 2022

“The Effect of Face Mask Mandates on Spread of COVID-19: Evidence from San Antonio Schools”

October 26, 2022

“European Union Response to COVID-19 and EU Health Security Law”

October 12, 2022

“Practical, Field-Tested Approaches to Implementing Laboratory Biosafety in Conflict-Prone Settings”

Watch the event recording here!

Dr. Angeli Achrekar spoke about PEPFAR’s remarkable progress and how the program has adapted during COVID-19!

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Watch the event recording here, with English and Spanish subtitles.

Read the paper series here.

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