A Tale of Two Pandemics: Lessons From the 1889 & 2019 Pandemics and Insights for Pandemic Preparedness

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Foreign Policy Association
WBB Research Institute

Event Details

Thursday, October 19, 2023
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
The United Nations
46th Street
1st Avenue
New York, NY
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Event Description

Please join the Foreign Policy Association for A Tale of Two Pandemics: Lessons From the 1889 & 2019 Pandemics and Insights for Pandemic Preparedness. This distinguished panel will discuss the similarities and differences of the two pandemics and highlight their societal and economic responses as a template for pandemic preparedness. This event will be held at the United Nations, which requires photo ID to enter the building with a guest pass. You can collect your guest passes outside the Visitor's Center located on 46th Street and 1st Avenue. Please register using the same name that appears on your photo ID. Registration will open at 4:00pm with the panel set to begin at 4:45pm. The event is free to attend with registration. Space is limited based on availability.

Event Speakers

    • Dr. Steve Brozak - Speaker
      Founder & CEO, WBB Securities

      Steve Brozak is President of WBB Securities, LLC, an investment bank and research firm that specializes in the biotechnology, specialty pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. Steve is an award winning analyst whose research has been singled out from his peers for accuracy and performance year after year by the financial industry's most highly regarded rankings organizations.

    • Dr. Alan Gagnon - Speaker
      Professor of Demographics, University of Montreal

      Alain Gagnon is an associate professor in the Département de démographie from the Université de Montréal which is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 

    • Dr. Corinne M. Le Goff, Pharm.D. - Speaker
      CEO & President, Imunnon, Inc.

      Dr. Le Goff was appointed President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Imunon and elected to the Board of Directors on July 18, 2022.   Dr. Le Goff brings decades of global healthcare leadership experience to the Company across a range of therapeutic areas including oncology, vaccines, immunology, CNS and cardio-metabolism. She brings a wealth of experience in developing and launching successful drugs from her tenure at both large, pharmaceutical companies and small, innovative biotech companies.  Prior to her Imunon appointment, Dr. Corinne Le Goff most recently served as the Chief Commercial Officer of Moderna, and was responsible for developing the global presence and capabilities necessary to ensure the global distribution of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. She also led the development of the mRNA platform long-term commercial strategy.

    • Dr. Richard Marfuggi - Speaker
      Medical Ethicist, Medical Historian & Medical Director, WBB Research Institute

      Dr. Marfuggi is a board-certified surgeon, educator, philanthropist, and medical ethi­cist. He is a Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and an American Medical Associa­tion Foundation (AMAF) Commissioner for LGBTQ Health, as well as a presenter and advisor to the AMAF Leadership Development Initiative.

    • Dr. Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh - Speaker
      Professor of Finance and Real Estate, Columbia Graduate School of Business

      Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh is the Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate and Professor of Finance at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, which he joined in July 2018. His research lies in the intersection of housing, asset pricing, and macroeconomics.

    • Dr. Gregory Wawro - Speaker
      Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

      Gregory Wawro (Ph.D., Cornell, 1997) specializes in American politics (including Congress, elections, campaign finance, judicial politics, and political economy) and political methodology. He is the author of Legislative Entrepreneurship in the U.S. House of Representatives and co-author (with Eric Schickler) of Filibuster: Obstruction and Lawmaking in the United States Senate, which is an historical analysis of the causes and consequences of filibusters. His latest book is Time Counts: Quantitative Analysis for Historical Social Science (with Ira Katznelson). He has published articles in The American Journal of Political Science, The Annual Review of Political Science, Critical Review, Legislative Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Law Economics and Organization, and Political Analysis.