OLLI Class 4: Pandemics Past, Present and Future—Can We Achieve Global Health Security?

Monday, May 3, 2021
From 9:40am to 11:05am Eastern Time

Virtual Event
Online

Contact: AARP Virginia



This session will review the lessons learned from past pandemics and highlight what more needs to be done on a global basis to ensure the world is better prepared for future international public health emergencies.

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Join AARP Virginia and attendees from across the U.S. for a complimentary virtual class offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI-Mason) on May 3, 2021 at 9:40AM ET | 6:40AM PT.

OLLI-Mason provides intellectual and cultural experiences in a welcoming atmosphere to Northern Virginia residents in their retirement years. AARP Virginia is excited to collaborate with them to provide a sampling of their Spring semester! 

From SARS to Ebola to COVID-19, the 21st century has witnessed a series of epidemics and pandemics having a devastating impact on societies around the world. Multilateral and multi-sectored efforts have tried to strengthen the capacity of governments and global institutions—including the World Health Organization—to prevent, detect, and respond to threats to global health security. These efforts proved to be insufficient in dealing with COVID-19. This session will review the lessons learned from past pandemics and highlight what more needs to be done on a global basis to ensure the world is better prepared for future international public health emergencies.

Ambassador John Lange had a distinguished 28-year career in the Foreign Service at the US Department of State, where he was a pioneer in the field of global health diplomacy and a leader in pandemic preparedness and response. He served as special representative on avian and pandemic influenza, deputy US global AIDS coordinator, and US ambassador to Botswana. He later spent four years at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation engaged in high-level advocacy with African governments to improve public health. Since 2013, he has served as the United Nations Foundation’s focal point for global health diplomacy and has held leadership positions in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and the Measles and Rubella Initiative.

Sign up for one, two, or all six complimentary classes at aarp.org/OLLI-Mason. To learn more about OLLI-Mason, visit olli.gmu.edu.

You will receive a Zoom link to attend this class 24 hours prior to the class beginning. Do not opt-out of receiving emails as you will not get the Zoom link.






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