Roundtable on Public Health Emergencies:
The Risk to Operations and Communities
Human Rights & Business Roundtable No. 130
March 17, 2016
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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 - Director, Global Health Security and Development, U.S. Agency for International Development
Michael Smith - Director, Program Operations, Expeditionary Support and Stabilization, PAE
Mark Reading - Managing Director, Terra Nova Solutions, Sierra Leone
Isaac Lamah - Environmental and Social Development Specialist, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, The World Bank Group
Maj.-Gen. James Lariviere (Ret) - President, International Stability Operations Association
Please note that attendance at the Roundtable is by invitation only.
If you are interested in joining the Roundtable, please contact Hannah Blyth.