The WHO BioHub: An Emerging Tool for Secure and Equitable Pathogen Sharing

 By Lillian Parr As the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted, rapid detection and swift information sharing are  key to stemming the spread of emergent infectious diseases and their variants. To gain insight into a novel pathogen or variant, it must be…

We’re Hiring: Full-Time Positions in the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) is expanding our nuclear team in the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons, an institute of CSR. This year, CSR plans to hire 3-5 full time staff members to help advance and expand…

FACT SHEET: Russian Disinformation on U.S.-Supported Labs in Ukraine A Brief Overview & Links to Resources

Russia has increased its disinformation which falsely claims that Ukraine may have biological and chemical weapons. This effort from the Russian government, along with support from the Chinese government, is intended to erode trust in the United States and sow…

DEADLINE EXTENDED – Call for Applications: Fellowship for Ending Bioweapons (2022 – 2023)

As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the devastation that biological threats can cause is clearer than ever. Whether biological threats arise naturally, by accident, or through a deliberate effort to weaponize infectious diseases, they pose grave…

Event Summary: How are Biological Threats Evolving?

By Lillian Parr On February 18, the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) hosted a webinar entitled How are Biological Threats Evolving? in a World with COVID-19. Given that we have entered a third year dealing with a relentless global pandemic,…

We’re Hiring! Full-Time Position in the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) seeks a full-time staff member to join the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons, an institute of CSR. The person filling this role will initially focus much of their time on CSR’s projects…

We’re Hiring: Deputy Director for the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons/ Lead for the Alliance to End Biological Threats  

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) seeks to hire a Deputy Director for the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons (The Nolan Center). The person in this role will also help to lead CSR’s Alliance to End Biological Threats.…

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).…

BRIEFER: Pathogen Early Warning – New Technologies and Approaches

By Bill Beaver, Sid Sharma M.D., Dr. Jacob Swett, Dr. Nikki Teran, Dr. Natasha Bajema, and Dr. Yong-Bee Lim For the world to be ready for the next pathogen outbreak, it needs to bolster early warning via technologies like metagenomic…