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February 5, 2019

What’s Next? Preparing for Future Pandemics

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In the last ten years, the world has faced numerous pandemics, including Ebola, Zika, and Chikungunya. Meanwhile, scientists and policymakers continue to work against persistent infectious diseases like HIV and Tuberculosis. With globalization ever increasing, the threat of emerging and re-emerging pandemic diseases continues to rise. As the United States has played a significant role in curbing these outbreaks, it can draw on important lessons learned to prepare for the next pandemic.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, shared insights gained throughout his 30 plus years in this role and as principal architect of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Conversations in Global Health course professors John T. Monahan and Maeve McKean moderated the discussion.


Dr. Anthony "Tony" S. Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the U.S. National Institutes of Health. He oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases. Dr. Fauci has advised five presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues.

Maeve McKean is a lawyer who works at the intersections of global health and human 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.

This event is part of Georgetown’s “Conversations in Global Health” course, which brings leaders in global health to Georgetown to discuss their careers and work. These structured conversations, led by John Monahan and Maeve McKean, are open to all faculty, students, and staff.