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Summer is upon us, and with it comes the onslaught of mosquito season. This year the ubiquitous pests represent more than a minor annoyance thanks to the Zika virus. What can and can’t be done to stop the public health threat posed by the virus? The Zika virus is here. Is the US ready? Speakers (listed in order of appearance)Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, Wilson CenterJason Beaubien, Global Health and Development Correspondent, National Public RadioDr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionDr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of HealthSusan Molinari, Vice President for Public Policy, Google and former Member of Congress

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Maternal Health Initiative

Life and health are the most basic human rights, yet disparities between and within countries continue to grow. No single solution or institution can address the variety of health concerns the world faces. By leveraging, building on, and coordinating the Wilson Center’s strong regional and cross-cutting programming, the Maternal Health Initiative (MHI) promotes dialogue and understanding among practitioners, scholars, community leaders, and policymakers.  Read more

Global Risk and Resilience Program

The Global Risk and Resilience Program (GRRP) seeks to support the development of inclusive, resilient networks in local communities facing global change. By providing a platform for sharing lessons, mapping knowledge, and linking people and ideas, GRRP and its affiliated programs empower policymakers, practitioners, and community members to participate in the global dialogue on sustainability and resilience. Empowered communities are better able to develop flexible, diverse, and equitable networks of resilience that can improve their health, preserve their natural resources, and build peace between people in a changing world.  Read more

Brazil Institute

The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in all sectors.  Read more

Environmental Change and Security Program

The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy.  Read more