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The Global Threat of New and Reemerging Infectious Diseases: Reconciling U.S. National Security and Public Health Policy

This is a 2003 RAND study, another effort making the case that AIDS is a security threat, using the idea of human security. The paper has a case on South Africa and also a strong emphasis on U.S. foreign policy.

Health and Security: Why It Should Top the Agenda

Here is a transcript from a December 2004 Council on Foreign Relations event on health and security, featuring Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

Invisible People

by Greg Berhman This Council on Foreign Relations book came out in 2004. Here is part of the blurb from the publisher. My own review forthcoming. All I know is that this guy is about 25, which is extremely annoying! “The Invisible People is a revealing and at times shocking look inside the United States’s […]


This 2001 International Crisis Group report uses the metaphor of war and elastic definition of security (personal, economic, communal, national and international) to convince policymakers to pay attention to the problem.

Why Health Is Important to U.S. Foreign Policy

This 2001 paper by Jordan Kassalow published by the Council on Foreign Relations and the Milbank Memorial Fund argues that health policy should be a U.S. foreign policy priority, part of the effort to link health issues to higher profile issues likely to command the attention of decision-makers.


at Stanford University July 10-29, 2005 Stanford University is very pleased to announce that it will host the 2005 Summer Institute in Political Psychology, reviving a tradition that was created by Margaret Hermann and carried out at the Ohio State University each summer from 1991 through 2002. This year’s Institute is sponsored by the National […]