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Biology and Security

Event Ideas

The following is a list of resources that may be used for chapter meetings and events. Ideas range from book clubs to movie nights and from roundtable discussions to large events.


Suggested Speaker

  • Susan Wright
    University of Michigan

  • Douglas Brown
    Deputy Director
    Chemical and Biological Controls Division
    Office of Nonproliferation Controls and Treaty Compliance
    US Department of Commerce

  • Mary Groesch
    Senior Advisor for Science Policy
    Office of Biotechnology Activities
    National Institutes of Health

  • Stephanie Loranger
    Biology Issues Director
    Federation of American Scientists

  • Marie Chevrier
    University of Texas, Dallas

  • Robert Mikulak
    Office of Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions
    US Department of State

  • Gerald Epstein
    Senior Fellow, Science and Security
    Center for Strategic and International Studies

  • Alan Pearson
    Department of Homeland Security

  • Elin Gursky
    Senior Fellow for Biodefense
    ANSER (Analytic Services)

  • Charles Schable
    Director, Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program
    Associate Director for Emergency Response and Preparedness
    National Center for Infectious Diseases
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Bruce Gellin
    National Vaccine Program
    Department of Health and Human Services

  • Col. John Grabenstein
    Deputy Director for Clinical Operations
    US Army Medical Command

  • Meryl Nass, M.D.
    MDI Hospital

  • Victor Sidel
    Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine
    Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Leslie Z. Benet
    Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    University of California, San Francisco

  • Jonathan Tucker
    Senior Researcher
    Monterey Institute of International Studies

  • Margaret Hamburg
    Vice President for Biological Programs
    The Nuclear Threat Initiative

  • Col. Renata Engler
    Medical Director, National Vaccine Healthcare Center
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center

  • Jessica Stern
    Harvard University

  • Rocco Casagrande
    Director, Homeland Defense Program
    Abt Associates

  • Randi Airola
    Executive Director
    Military Vaccine Education Center

  • Jenni Rissanen
    The Acronym Institute


Books and Publications

  • Biological Warfare and Disarmament
    edited by Susan Wright

  • Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War
    by William Broad, Judith Miller, and Stephen Engelberg

  • Biohazard
    by Stephen Handelman and Ken Alibek

  • Chemical and Biological Warfare: A Comprehensive Survey for the Concerned Citizen
    by Eric Croddy, Clarisa Perez-Armendariz, and John Hart