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News, commentary, analysis, and public opinion on issues and current events related to combating infectious disease, the COVID-19 pandemic, and health security.

Upcoming Events

A Conversation with Roger Thurow

Hybrid EVENT

Senior Fellow Roger Thurow joins us for a members-only discussion on his upcoming book, international farming stories, and more.

A boy shows freshly plucked chillies from his field on the outskirts of Prayagraj, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on November 21, 2021.
AP Photos

Past Events

Conference on Agriculture for Health


Influential thought leaders lay critical groundwork for better aligning agriculture and food systems.

An assortment of food is laid out on a table, seen from a bird's eye view. Food includes eggs, cheese, peas, broccoli, and fish.

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Tackling the Global Food Security Crisis


UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield argues that implementing a foreign policy for all Americans means tackling the global food security crisis head on.

Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield on a recent visit to Africa.

Commentary & Analysis

Survival of the City: Ed Glaeser on the Future of Post-Pandemic Urban Life

Global Insight by Coauthors

Pattis Family Foundation Global Cities Book Award nominee Edward Glaeser examines the gaps in health care, education, and governance laid bare by the pandemic.

Survival of the City shot Global Cities

A Scorching Summer Heats Up the Farmer Health Crisis

Global Food for Thought by Molly Shields

The summer’s record temperatures have reignited the international farmworker health crisis.

Construction worker Jose Arellano, left, wipes his face as Arellano and Juan Martinez install fence posts along a corn field in Happy, Texas.
AP Photos
Food and Agriculture


Most Americans No Longer View COVID-19 as a Critical Threat

Public Opinion Survey by Phillip Meng

President Biden declared that "the pandemic is over." Council polling shows that when it comes to security and foreign policy, most Americans agree.

a blue face mask left on the ground
Public Opinion

US Commitments in Nutrition and Health for a Better Future

Report by Coauthors

The United States has made big pledges for global nutrition. Our white paper offers recommendations to turn commitments into action.

Fruit on a table photographed from above.
Food and Agriculture