Germ Warfare and Contagious Diseases
A panel discussion was held by legal, scientific, and counterterrorism experts on whether certain responses to a major epidemic or… read more
A panel discussion was held by legal, scientific, and counterterrorism experts on whether certain responses to a major epidemic or biowarfare incident such as forced inoculation, isolation, and quarantines would result in legal challenges, and what responses are consistent with the principles of the U.S. Constitution. Margaret Hamburg made opening remarks. Following the discussion panelists answered questions from members of the audience. Kathleen Sullivan moderated.
The panel was followed by a keynote address from Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. He discussed what his department sees as the major threats of the 21st century, and plans they have to counter them. Following his prepared remarks he answered questions from members of the audience.
This event was held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Cetron, Martin Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention->Global Migration and Quarantine Div.
- Chertoff, Michael Secretary Department of Homeland Security
- Chyba, Christopher F. Professor Princeton University->International Affairs
- Greenberger, I. Michael Founding Director University of Maryland, Baltimore->Center for Health and Homeland Security
- Hamburg, Margaret "Peggy" A. M.D. Senior Scientist Nuclear Threat Initiative
- Karlan, Pamela S. Professor Stanford University->Law School
- Runge, Jeffrey W. M.D. Chief Medical Officer (Former) Department of Homeland Security
- Sullivan, Kathleen M. Founding Director Stanford University->Constitutional Law Center
- Weisberg, Robert Professor Stanford University->Law School
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