Title

The Fifth Plague: Welcome, Background, Panel 1: Initial Stage (Part 1 of 5)

Date of Event

3-31-2006

Description

March 31, 2006

Speakers: Associate Dean Hiram Chodosh, Joseph C. Hostetler Baker & Hostetler Professor of Law Professor Michael Scharf, Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Professor Amos Guiora, Director, Institute for Global Security Law and Policy Maxwell J. Mehlman, Director, The Law-Medicine Center; Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law; Professor of Bioethics, Case School of Medicine

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

Summary: The Fifth Plague is a unique simulation-based bioterrorism conference. Participants, who include local, state, national and international officials, will be asked to "role play" their response to an agricultural-based attack. Issues that will be addressed include: legal questions of authority and powers of various agencies; cooperation among different branches of the government and between the U.S. and Canada; and responses to an actual attack. Attorneys who attend the event will learn about the law and procedures related to responding to a terrorist crisis in Ohio, specifically involving the food supply, enabling them to advise clients in the agriculture and transportation sectors and to prepare for potential litigation in this area.

Subject Headings

The Fifth Plague is a unique simulation-based bioterrorism conference. Participants, who include local, state, national and international officials, will be asked to "role play" their response to an agricultural-based attack. Issues that will be addressed include: legal questions of authority and powers of various agencies; cooperation among different branches of the government and between the U.S. and Canada; and responses to an actual attack

Location

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Document Type

Video

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