Law, Policy, and Public Health: The Case of Coronavirus

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February 19, 2020
Latham & Watkins Forum

As the coronavirus threat continues to grow, China, the United States, and the rest of the world are grappling with the global health, economic, and political stakes of the WHO-declared public health emergency. At this Forum, a diverse panel of experts assessed unfolding efforts to contain coronavirus and discussed the legal and policy issues faced by individual countries and the international community in dealing with the threat posed by epidemics and pandemics.

Co-hosted by the Reiss Center on Law and Security.

Moderator:
• Lisa Monaco, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Reiss Center on Law and Security and Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; former Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama

Panelists:
• Laurie Garrett, Former Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations; Science writer and Pulitzer Prize winner for coverage of Ebola outbreak in Zaire
• Alexandra Phelan, Member, Center for Global Health Science and Security and Faculty Research Instructor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Georgetown University; Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
• Shitong Qiao, Jerome A. Cohen Visiting Professor of Law, NYU School of Law (Spring 2020)
• Howard Zucker, Commissioner of Health, New York State; former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health and former Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization

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