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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Managing the Microbe: Rohan Gunaratna

Tue., Apr. 25, 2017 | 10:00am - 11:30am

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Belfer Building, Weil Town Hall, Room BL-1

Please join us for a Managing the Microbe seminar with Professor Rohan Gunaratna, Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. Professor Gunaratna will speak about bioterrorism.  


The seminar will take place on Tuesday, April 25th from 10-11:30 AM, in Weil Town Hall (Belfer 1st floor, located at the entrance to the Kennedy School at Elliot and JFK Streets). Please RSVP to Mari Dugas (mari_dugas@hks.harvard.edu) if you will attend.


Rohan Gunaratna is Professor of Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technology University, and Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Singapore. He received his Masters from the University of Notre Dame in the US where he was Hesburgh Scholar and his doctorate from the University of St Andrews in the UK where he was British Chevening Scholar. A former Senior Fellow at the Combating Terrorism Centre at the United States Military Academy at West Point and at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Gunaratna was invited  to testify on the structure of al Qaeda before the 9/11 Commission. The author of 16 books including “Inside al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror” (University of Columbia Press), Gunaratna edits the Insurgency and Terrorism Series of the Imperial College Press, London. A trainer for national security agencies, law enforcement authorities and military counter terrorism units, interviewed terrorists and insurgents in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Saudi Arabia and other conflict zones. For advancing international security cooperation, Gunaratna received the Major General Ralph H. Van Deman Award in June 2014.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Emerging Infectious Diseases Outbreaks and Research Capacity Building: A Core Component of the Global Health Security Agenda

Wed., Jan. 25, 2017 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia is an infectious diseases physician at Boston University School of Medicine. She oversees the medical response program for Boston University’s maximum containment biosafety level 4 program at National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories and is the Medical Director of Special Pathogens Unit at Boston Medical Center. She serves on national and interagency groups focused on medical countermeasures, the intersection between research and clinical care for emerging pathogens.