Council of the Americas will hold a public discussion on the Zika virus and security, economic, and healthcare implications for the Western Hemisphere. The virus is spreading throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, with headline-grabbing developments charting an uncertain course. How high a threat is the virus to regional prospects? And what strategies can best defeat it?
After keynote remarks from the new commander of the U.S. Southern Command, a panel of experts will examine implications for the hemisphere from a variety of perspectives, with a view toward arresting and reversing the effects of the virus.
- Kurt W. Tidd, Commander, United States Southern Command (keynote remarks)
- Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health and Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator, USAID
- Ana Ayala, Director of the Global Health Law LL.M. Program, Georgetown University
- Román Macaya, Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United States
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