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Roundtable, Public Health Emergencies: The Risk to Business Operations and Communities, Quarterly Meeting of the Human Rights and Business Roundtable, DC
March 17, 2016 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Fund for Peace: Human Rights and Business Roundtable
Invitation: Quarterly Meeting of the Human Rights and Business Roundtable
Public Health Emergencies: The Risk to Business Operations and Communities
Thursday, March 17, 2015 @ 3.00 pm
Join us for our next Human Rights & Business Roundtable meeting which will take place on Thursday, March 17.
Pandemics such as Ebola can become serious public health crises, as was seen recently in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. But they can also become serious security issues as well, both in terms of the authorities’ ability to keep order, but also for business operations. This problem can become even more acute in remote locations, where a company site may have the only functioning health clinic for miles around, and companies that may be in a state of lock-down might be confronted by local communities desperate for help.
This roundtable will examine how public health crises can represent a serious security risk for companies and communities, with an emphasis on the need for robust emergency preparedness.
Dr. Dennis Carroll
Global Health Security and Development,
U.S. Agency for International Development
Terra Nova Solutions, Sierra Leone
Further panelists to be confirmed
Where and When
Law Firm of Pepper Hamilton*
600 Fourteenth Street, N.W.
* Please note the venue – this Roundtable will not be held at the FFP office.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
3:00 pm – 5.00pm
Please join us also for a small cocktail reception following the Roundtable.
There will also be a call-in option for participants outside of Washington, D.C. who are unable to attend in person. Please let us know if you will not be present in Washington, but wish to participate virtually.
Please RSVP to Hannah Blyth at hblyth(at)fundforpeace.org.
For updates and downloads of the agenda, presentations, and other related content, visit our dedicated web page for this Roundtable.
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THE FUND FOR PEACE IS A 501(C)(3), NONPROFIT RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION.