CSR Announces 2023-24 Class of its Fellowship for Ending Bioweapons Programs

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) is excited to announce the newest class of its Fellowship for Ending Bioweapons Programs. In a time of rising geopolitical tensions, rapid technological change, and an enduring pandemic, the potential devastation of biological risks is clearer now than ever. Whether natural, accidental, or deliberate, biological threats pose grave dangers to international security and stability, and significantly impact the welfare of people around the globe. Further, biological weapons continue to be at the center of misinformation and disinformation campaigns, and there is an urgent need to strengthen long-standing norms and institutions that work to stop biological weapons from being created and used. The urgency for mitigating this area of catastrophic risks is also driven home by Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and concerns that Russia’s leaders might consider using weapons of mass destruction in conflict.