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February 19, 2019

Global Health Security in Conflict and Crisis

Showing the Global Health Security in Conflict and Crisis Video

A current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is threatening dense urban areas as it spreads. The global response to this outbreak has been complicated by regional political instability and violence, delaying international action, limiting resource distribution, and disrupting public health initiatives.

Dr. Beth Cameron, vice president for global biological policy and programs at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, will discuss her career in global health and biosecurity decision-making. Conversations in Global Health course professors John T. Monahan and Maeve McKean will moderate the conversation.


Dr. Beth Cameron is the Nuclear Threat Initiative's vice president for global biological policy and programs. She previously served as the senior director for global health security and biodefense on the White House National Security Council staff and the White House Ebola Task Force.

Maeve McKean is a lawyer working on issues of women’s rights. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, jointly earning a law degree from the Law Center and a master’s degree from the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

John T. Monahan is the senior advisor for global health to President John J. DeGioia; senior fellow, McCourt School of Public Policy; and senior scholar, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.