Title

The Fifth Plague. Keynote Speech (Part 3 of 5)

Presenter

Lawrence Gostin

Date of Event

3-31-2006

Description

March 31, 2006

Speaker: Associate Dean Lawrence Gostin, John Carroll Research Professor, Georgetown University Law Center; Professor of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins University; Director, Center for Law and the Public's Health, Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities

Presented by: Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Cosponsored by: Institute for Global Security Law and Policy The Law-Medicine Center

Summary: Biosecurity Under the Rule of Law: National and Global Perspectives on Naturally Occurring and Manmade Infectious Diseases Professor Gostin has led major law reform initiatives for the United States government, including the Model Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA) to combat bioterrorism and other emerging health threats. As an elected lifetime member of the Institute of Medicine, he serves on its board on health promotion and disease prevention. Professor Gostin also consults for the World Health Organization and UNAIDS (a joint United Nations program on HIV/AIDS) and is a research fellow for the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at Oxford University. The latest of his numerous published books is The AIDS Pandemic: Complacency, Injustice, and Unfulfilled Expectations (2004).

Subject Headings

Biosecurity Under the Rule of Law: National and Global Perspectives on Naturally Occurring and Manmade Infectious Diseases

Location

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Document Type

Video

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