Thursday, February 05, 2015

CFR Conference Call: The Global Rise of Noncommunicable Diseases

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you to participate in the first session of the Winter/Spring 2015 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Wednesday, February 11, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in WY 326. Thomas J. Bollyky, CFR's senior fellow for global health, economics, and development, will discuss the global rise of noncommunicable diseases.
In addition to his role at CFR, Mr. Bollyky is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University and consultant to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to coming to CFR, he was a fellow at the Center for Global Development and director of intellectual property and pharmaceutical policy at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). At USTR, he led the negotiations for pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical technologies in the U.S.-Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement and represented USTR in the negotiations with China on the safety of food and drug imports. Mr. Bollyky was also a Fulbright scholar to South Africa, where he worked as a staff attorney at the AIDS Law Project on treatment access issues related to HIV/AIDS.
As background for the discussion, you may wish to review the following materials:
1) Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., Thomas E. Donilon, and Thomas J. Bollyky, "A New Direction for Global Health," Op-ed, Project Syndicate, December 15, 2014.
2) Thomas J. Bollyky, "Noncommunicable Diseases by the Numbers," Development Channel, Blog, Council on Foreign Relations, December 10, 2014.
3) "The Emerging Global Health Crisis," Task Force Report No. 72, Council on Foreign Relations Press, December 2014.
4) "The Emerging Global Health Crisis," Interactive, Council on Foreign Relations.
Please RSVP to Professor Seth Weinberger at ASAP if you're interested in attending this call.