Book Launch: Lessons from the Covid War: An Investigative Report

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May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The independent, nonpartisan Covid Crisis Group has spent two years investigating the causes and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Schar School of Policy and Government and Biodefense Graduate Program are proud to host two members of the group, Andrew Kilianski and Melissa Harvey, for an in-depth discussion of the group’s long-awaited report on what went wrong—and right—with America’s response to the pandemic: Lessons from the Covid War: An Investigative Report (Public Affairs, 2023).

The Covid Crisis Group is a remarkable group of 34 distinguished practitioners and scholars from a variety of backgrounds who came together determined to learn and share the most valuable lessons from the worst peacetime catastrophe of modern times. Lessons from the Covid War is plain-spoken and clear-sighted. It cuts through the jumble of information to make some sense of it all and answer: What just happened to us, and why? And crucially, how, next time, could we do better? Because there will be a next time.

Speakers
Andrew Kilianski, PhD, is Senior Director for Emerging Infectious Diseases at IAVI and an adjunct professor in the Biodefense Graduate Program at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.

Melissa Harvey, MSPH, BSN, RN is the former Director of National Healthcare Preparedness Programs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and an alumna of the George Mason School of Nursing.

Moderator
Gregory D, Koblentz, PhD, MPP, Associate Professor and Director of the Biodefense Graduate Program at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason.

Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing after the event.

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Venue

Van Metre Hall Auditorium
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201 United States
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