A new episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” dropped on April 21. In this episode, Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy interviews General Gary Volesky and Ambassador Deborah Malac on the part they played in the response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.
Together McCarthy and her guests examine… Read More
In 2001, senior U.S. policymakers converged to participate in the still famous Dark Winter exercise. The exercise contemplated a covert, bioterrorist attack against the U.S… However, a decade and a half later, as the nation faced the 2014–2016 Ebola crisis, assessments of the U.S. government response led to a sobering conclusion: The U.S. still has not learned the lessons of Dark Winter...
The Decembrist Revolt and its Aftermath: Values in Conflict
by Robert F. Baumann
In December 1825, a group of Russian conspirators attempted to seize power by carrying out an uprising against the tsarist regime. Known as the Decembrist Revolt, Soviet historians embraced the episode as a precursor to… Read More
Military Neuro-Interventions: Solving the Right Problems for Ethical Outcomes
by Shannon E. French and Jacob A. Sandstrom
Neuro-interventions are a category of procedures that include invasive and non-invasive ways of affecting the human brain, either temporarily or permanently, in order to help reverse the negative effects of damage… Read More
Last month the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a study on the pre-attack behaviors of active shooters. The new report is Phase II of a previous study on active shooters that was published in 2014 and examined 160 active shooter incidents that took place in the United States between… Read More
In a new interview, Wade Warren, former acting U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator, discussed his 27 years at USAID. Current Administrator Mark Green spoke at Warren’s farewell, calling Warren a “walking encyclopedia of the agency, and crediting Warren with helping him understand USAID and its challenges.
During the… Read More
Rear Admiral R. Timothy Ziemer has left the National Security Council (NSC) and the global health security team he oversaw has been disbanded. Ziemer, described as “one of the most quietly effective leaders in public health,” was the Trump administration’s senior director for global health security and biodefense at the… Read More
Dr. Lee A. Norman, the State Surgeon of Kansas, presented a lecture entitled “Modern Epidemics: Why they occur and why we should worry!” on Monday, April 23 in the Arnold Conference Room in the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth.
Dr. Norman spoke about public health issues the world… Read More
Application of the Ethical Triangle in the 2014 Ebola Epidemic: A Case Study
by Katie Martinez and Marcos Martinez
Since 1976 there have been 25 Ebola outbreaks reported worldwide. Eight of these outbreaks occurred in the West Africa region. Although recent drug research shows promising results, there are… Read More
Researchers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and West Virginia University (WVU) have joined together to combat the growing opioid epidemic.
West Virginia has been hard hit by the opioid crisis. The state’s indigent burial fund has run out of money six years in a row… Read More