Pandemics 101: A Presentation by Dr. Nils Daulaire

Published on 
April 2020

Noted international healthcare expert Dr. Nils Daulaire probes the causes of the current COVID-19 outbreak by examining the historical, cultural, economic, and medical contexts that led up to the pandemic, while sharing insights on what challenges we can expect in the coming months and the years ahead.

Dr. Nils Daulaire is Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Arctic University of Norway, where he teaches global health. He received his B.A. and M.D. from Harvard and his M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins. He served in the Obama Administration as Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and as the United States Representative on the Executive Board of the World Health Organization, after which he was global health security advisor to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. In the Clinton Administration he served as Deputy Assistant Administrator for Policy at the U.S. Agency for International Development. For over a decade, Dr. Daulaire was president and CEO of the Global Health Council, an international non-profit membership organization serving global health professionals. He is a member of the US National Academy of Medicine as well as the Council on Foreign Relations.

Recorded for the Austen Riggs Center, April 10, 2020.