Informing Blueprint 2.0: Know the Enemy

Tuesday May 9, 2023
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Washington, DC

In this meeting, the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense intends to further explore the prevention, deterrence, and attribution of biological threats. The discussion will delve into how these critical elements of biodefense can be improved through technology, policy, and coordination. This meeting will inform the Commission’s refresh of the National Blueprint for Biodefense, which we will issue later this year. Speakers will include:

  • Representative Fred Upton – The newest member of the Commission, Representative Upton, will share his experiences with Congressional action on biodefense during his 35 year tenure in the House, and what still needs to be done to address the biological threat.
  • Kevin M. Esvelt, PhD – Assistant Professor and Director, Sculpting Evolution Group, Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Paul Dean, JD – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, Department of State
  • Diane DiEuliis, PhD – Assistant Director and Distinguished Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, National Defense University; former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services; former Assistant Director for Life Sciences and Behavioral and Social Sciences, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
  • Robert S. Pope, PhD – Director, Cooperative Threat Reduction, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Department of Defense
  • Jacob L. Swett, DPhil – Co-founder, altLabs; Visiting Scientist, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University
  • Douglas Anders, PhD – Chief, Scientific Response and Analysis Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory
  • Eric Pevzner, PhD – Chief, Epidemiology Workforce Branch and Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lunch will be provided.

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