Pandemics in a Changing Climate: Evolving Risk and the Global Response

ERE Swiss Re Practicum Team: Rachel Estrada, Andrew Griffith, Colbye Prim and Jeongsu Sinn Nikhil da Victoria Lobo Senior Vice President, Head Global Partnerships Americas Swiss Re Dr. Dennis Carroll Director, Global Health Security and Development Bureau for Global Health, USAID Daniel Barnett, MD Associate Professor Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Priya Basu Manager, Development Finance The World Bank Opening remarks by Vali Nasr, Dean, SAIS Moderated by Celeste Connors, Practitioner in Residence, SAIS ERE Program Ebola, Zika and MERS are among the most recent outbreaks that have demonstrated insufficient global capacity to predict and respond to large-scale public health emergencies. Meanwhile, climate change effects reduce returns to outbreak preparedness by increasing the unpredictability of an outbreak's location, type, and severity. At this timely event, the SAIS ERE / Swiss Re practicum team will present their preliminary research findings on pandemic risk in a changing climate, followed by an expert panel discussion on how innovative financial response mechanisms can be leveraged to more effectively mitigate evolving global threats.