Virtual Salon on the Science of Epidemics
We invite you to join us for a Salon on April 7th from 3-4pm with Actress Kathleen Chalfant and Medical Epidemiologist and Pandemic Preparedness Expert Steven Phillips.
The purpose of this FREE Salon is to have a conversation between a leading artist and a leading expert in the field.
+ KATHLEEN CHALFANT
BROADWAY: Angels in America (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Racing Demon, Dance With Me. OFF-BROADWAY: Wit (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Connecticut Critics Circle, and Obie Awards), For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday, A Walk in the Woods (Drama Desk nomination), Talking Heads (Obie Award), Nine Armenians (Drama Desk nomination), Henry V (Callaway Award). LONDON & LOS ANGELES: Ovation Awards for Wit and Red Dog Howls. FILM: Isn’t it Delicious?, R.I.P.D., Lackawanna Blues, Perfect Stranger, Kinsey, Laramie Project, Random Hearts. SELECT TELEVISION “High Maintainance,” “The Affair,” “The Strain,” “The Americans,” “House of Cards,” “The Book of Daniel,” “One Life to Live”; “Madam Secretary,” “Elementary. AWARDS: 1996 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence, 2004 Lortel Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance, 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the League of Professional Women, and the 2018 Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. She received the Drama League and Sidney Kingsley Awards and an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Cooper Union.
+ STEVEN C. PHILLIPS
M.D., M.P.H. Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS) Global Health Policy Center Washington D.C. Senior Fellow, Chatham House, Center for Global Health Security Royal Institute of International Affairs London, United Kingdom Dr. Phillips is a medical and public health professional who has held leadership positions in global health and international development spanning private, government, academic and think-tank sectors over a three-decade career. He currently serves on global, national and community-service organization boards, holds two think-tank appointments, and is an independent consultant in global health strategy, policy, finance and organizational effectiveness. As a Senior Fellow at Chatham House, Dr. Phillips was the founder of the Extractive Industries Infectious Diseases Risk Assessment and Management Initiative, a global policy-level discussion among the extraction industry, international development and finance institutions, national government stakeholders and science leaders addressing the risks and management of existing and new transmissible diseases in tropical hot zones. Dr. Phillips was formerly Medical Director for Global Projects at Exxon Mobil Corporation. He managed a global health services enterprise of over 500 health professionals and an annual budget of $75 million. He created and operationalized the $120 million ExxonMobil Malaria Initiative. As CEO Rex Tillerson’s “ambassador” to the global health community, he worked closely with G7 governments, NGOs, foundations, UN agencies (WHO/UNICEF), multilateral, and faith-based organizations, African governments and the private sector in fostering public-private partnerships as a development platform to address urgent global health priorities. He has served two terms as a private sector representative on the Board and Executive Committee of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership in Geneva. In this capacity, he coordinated the business sector input of some 30 companies to setting the global policy agenda of the World Health Organization, and the development of strategic plans and financing toward global malaria elimination by 2025 goal. He also served in a similar capacity as part of the private sector constituency to the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS,TB, and Malaria in Geneva, 2006-2010.