The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with Andrew C. Weber, former Deputy Coordinator for Ebola Response at the State Department, in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Andrew C. Weber is the former Deputy Coordinator for Ebola Response at the U.S. Department of State. In this role, Mr. Weber helped lead diplomatic outreach to ensure a speedy, effective and truly global response to the Ebola Crisis.

During the Ebola outbreak, President Obama declared the crisis a national security priority, and outlined four pillars of the U.S. Government’s strategy to address the threat from the Ebola epidemic in West Africa: 1) controlling the epidemic at its source; 2) mitigating second-order impacts; 3) engaging and coordinating with a broader global audience; and 4) fortifying global health security infrastructure in the region and beyond. Mr. Weber was charged with leading these four pillars during the outbreak and over saw a whole-of-government response that will utilize global resources and talent to stop the epidemic. Mr. Weber worked with partners from across our government and around the world to bring the epidemic under control.

Mr. Weber served until October 2014 as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs. In this capacity he focused on preventing, protecting against, and responding to Weapons of Mass Destruction and terrorism threats. He supported international efforts to eliminate Syrian and Libyan chemical weapons, and strengthen global health security. Prior to his appointment by President Obama in May 2009, Mr. Weber served for 13 years as an Adviser for Threat Reduction Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He played a key role in the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program. He served previously as a United States Foreign Service Officer, with diplomatic assignments in Saudi Arabia, Germany, Kazakhstan, and Hong Kong.

From 2002 through 2008 Mr. Weber taught a course on Force and Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh Graduate School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown and is a graduate of Cornell University. Mr. Weber speaks Russian and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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