Conference “Are health partnerships the future of diplomacy?”

Conference “Are health partnerships the future of diplomacy?”

The Next Generation Foreign Policy Network, the U.S. branch of the ANAJ-IHEDN, is pleased to invite you to our next event :

Are health partnerships the future of diplomacy?
Understanding the drivers of global health in the 21st century


John Howe, M. D.
President and CEO of Project Hope

Rebecca Katz, PhD, M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Emergency Medicine
George Washington University

Wendy Taylor
Director, Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
From 6:30pm to 8:30pm
(Doors open at 6:15pm)

The Embassy of France in Washington, DC
4101 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007

Health has become a growing area for international engagement in the 21st century. In the Asia-Pacific, NGOs are sending “floating hospitals,” refitted ships that host hundreds of medical personnel, to treat populations throughout the region, reaching new and unprecedented levels of cooperation with major governments. In the Middle East, and elsewhere, governments are coming together to tackle global health challenges in ways that reinforce national security and may contribute to a nation’s soft power.

In the wake of the launch by the Obama administration of a new Global Health Security Agenda in February 2014, the Next Generation Foreign Policy Network is pleased to invite you to a conference on health partnerships in the 21st century.

Please join us on Tuesday, March 25th, as we hear from distinguished speakers and explore the issues in more depth. We then invite you to enjoy wine and other refreshments as we continue the discussion in a relaxed setting!

About our speakers

John P. Howe, III, MD
Dr. Howe is the President and CEO of Project Hope, an NGO he has led since 2001. Before coming to Project HOPE, Dr. Howe was the Distinguished Chair in Health Policy at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and served as the Center’s chief executive for fifteen years. Dr. Howe is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He recently received the prestigious Magnolia Award from Chinese officials for the decades of work Project Hope has done in China to improve health care in China.

Rebecca Katz, PhD, M.P.H.
Dr. Katz is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Her research is focused on public health preparedness, global health diplomacy, biosurveillance, and the intersection of infectious diseases and national security. Since 2004, Dr. Katz has been a consultant to the U.S. Department of State, working on issues related to the Biological Weapons Convention and emerging and pandemic threats.

Wendy Taylor, USAID
Wendy Taylor is the director of the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact at the US Agency for International Development (USAID), a center of excellence she established and leads to accelerate the development, introduction and scale-up of priority global health interventions using business-minded approaches. Prior to her appointment at USAID, she was the Senior Vice President for Global Advocacy at Malaria No More. In 2004, she founded Bio Ventures for Global Health (BVGH), a non-profit working to engage the biopharmaceutical industry to develop medicines for diseases of the developing world.
Wendy has extensive experience in the executive and legislative branches of the US government, and serves on the North American Board of Medicines for Malaria Ventures.

For more information :

Next Generation Foreign Policy Network
US Delegation Representative – ANAJ-IHEDN
73rd Youth Session – February 2012 – Paris

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