In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Dr. Michele Malvesti, professor at the LBJ School and Senior National Security Fellow at the Clements and Strauss Centers at the University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Julie Schafer, chief technology officer for Flu Lab, discuss how the response to the COVID-19 pandemic is coming along. They talk about issues related to the development of vaccines and to what extent the response to the pandemic has conformed with planning assumptions. The episode explores what we can learn to help our response to future pandemics and other biological threats.
In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, we listen in on a conversation moderated by Dr. Michele Malvesti, vice president at the Financial Integrity Network and visiting professor of practice at the University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Julie Schafer, the chief technology officer for Flu Lab. Dr. Malvesti and Dr. Schafer discuss the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. They look at the virus from a public health response perspective and consider the impact it could have on national security. During this wide-ranging discussion, the two explore infectious disease outbreaks, how governments plan for and respond to emerging infectious diseases, and what can be done to prevent pandemics in the future.
AUSTIN, Texas - Nicholas “Nick” Rasmussen, the former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and Dr. Michele Malvesti, a scholar and former White House counterterrorism advisor, will teach and advise students at the University of Texas-Austin. Rasmussen and Malvesti will hold joint appointments as Senior National Security Fellows at UT’s Strauss Center for International Security and Law, Clements Center for National Security, and Intelligence Studies Project.
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