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A Must-Read by the Global Challenges Foundation: Global Catastrophic Risks 2021

This week, the Global Challenges Foundation released its annual report on Global Catastrophic Risks. CSR experts Dr. Natasha Bajema and Andrea Rezzonico contributed to the report, and its mission of addressing the complex intersections of diverse global catastrophic risks. The…

Biden Convenes Summit on COVID-19 Urging Unity on the Path Forward

On Wednesday, September 22, President Biden convened a global virtual summit on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly to discuss plans for addressing the COVID-19 crisis. President Biden emphasized three key areas of focus: producing and administering vaccines,…

The White House Proposes a $65 Billion Plan for an “Apollo”-like Pandemic Preparedness Program

By: Dr. Yong-Bee Lim and Christine Parthemore As we enter our second year and fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are very real numbers that shed some light on the devastation that this biological event has wrought on the…

BRIEFER: Key U.S. Initiatives for Addressing Biological Threats Part 5

By: Dr. Yong-Bee Lim and Christine Parthemore Today the Nolan Center, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks, is releasing its fifth briefer in its series Key U.S. Initiatives for Addressing Biological Threats, which focuses on the future industrial…

“Missing in Action”: Former Australian security leaders highlight climate-related security threats; call for rapid decarbonisation

A new report released yesterday by the Australian Security Leaders Climate Group calls on the Australian Government to “prevent devastating climate impacts by mobilising all resources necessary to reach zero emissions as fast as possible,” starting with a comprehensive Whole-of-Nation…

RELEASE: The Council on Strategic Risks Selects Erin Sikorsky as New Director of the Center for Climate and Security, and John Conger as Senior Advisor

September 1, 2021 —  Today the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) announced it has selected Erin Sikorsky as its new Director of the Center for Climate and Security (CCS). Ms. Sikorsky previously served as the CCS Deputy Director. The previous…

Beyond the Lab-Leak Question: Focusing on Global Efforts to Address Biological Threats

U.S. Marine Corps chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense specialists with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron (MWHS) 3, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, April 30, 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Combat Camera/Released).…