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Biosecurity Monthly Meeting Series

Since 2006, CSTSP has hosted a monthly biosecurity meeting series that brings together interested and engaged staff from federal agencies, Congress, local universities, and DC-based non-governmental organizations to discuss current issues in science and security. This series is a community effort; CSTSP staff host meetings based on topics that are identified by Center staff or suggested by attendees. Meetings are designed to encourage interactive discussion between speakers and participants, feature new and interesting projects that attendees or academic experts are pursuing, expand the network of experts involved in science and security policy discussions, and highlight new developments in science and security policy.


The Cognitive Neuroscience of Decision-Making in Nuclear Security

U.S. Bioengagement in Iraq: Experiences from the Field

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: A Decade of Biosecurity Philanthropy

Dual Use Life Sciences Research: For Pathogens Only?

Moving Cautiously:  Testing Medical Countermeasures with and for Children

Threat Assessment and Mitigation Strategies: A Dialogue about Biological Weapons

Out of Isolation: The Future of Iraqi Life Science

Advances in Biotechnology and the Biological Weapons Convention

A New Job for iPADs - High Containment Laboratory Assessments


Building a More Engaged and Resilient Society

Biological Weapons Convention: Its Importance in the Coming Years=

Emerging Zoonoses: Preventing the Next Pandemic

Brain Research and the Military in the 21st Century

Biosurveillance – What is it and what does it mean for the U.S. Government

Synthetic Biology and Biosecurity – Current Capabilities for Creation of Synthetic Viruses and Bacteria

Context Matters: Early Warning and Characterization of Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Innovative Technologies for Point-of-Care Diagnostics


Do-It-Ourselves Biology: Science, Security, and the Public

Synthetic Biology: New or Existing Risk? Impressions of the Presidential Commission on the Study of Bioethical Issues Synthetic Biology Recommendations

Integrated Veterinary and Medical Education in Uganda: Practicing One Health

Forecasting Failure and Planned Adaptation:  Some Implications of Uncertainty for Managing Risks and Benefits of Emerging Technologies

Science and Security: Friends or Foes?

Looking Forward: Seventh Review Conference of the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention

Biosurveillance: New Science for Security Needs

Alternative Educational Tools for Teaching Biosecurity Concepts: Interactive Table Top Exercises

Controlling Infection in Special Populations: Special Considerations for Medical Countermeasure Research and Development

Testing the Effectiveness of Medical Countermeasures:  Non-Human Model Systems

Crowd-Sourcing for Outbreak and Agent Identification


Communicating Research with Dual Use Potential

Forecasting the 2009 H1N1 Outbreak

Teaching Law Enforcement about Biology: Building the Expertise

The 2010 Bioterrorism Risk Assessment

The Future of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism

Biorisk Management: International Standards for Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity

International Health Regulations 2005: How will Countries know they are in Compliance?

“Does Increased Laboratory Biosecurity Make Us Safer?”

Synthetic Genomics and the Select Agent List: DNA sequence as an indicator of danger?

Global Health Security: The Intersection Among Science, Health, and Security

Science and Security: Leveraging Science and Health Activities to Address Security Concerns

Beyond Mass Casualty: Health, Economic, and Environmental Effects of Biological Incidents


Research in the Current Age of Biodefense: Implications for Diplomacy and Security

Future Cooperative Threat Reduction Efforts in Russia

The Select Agent Program: Research and Review

Quarantine:  Lessons from SARS

Sustaining Biodefense and Biosecurity Initiatives

Effects of Security Policies towards National Security and/or Scientific Advancement and Public Health

Medical countermeasures against CBRN attacks

Coordinated Response among The Public and Private Sectors

The 2009 Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of Experts

Implementing Personnel Reliability Programs

Microbial Forensics: Where We Are and Where We Need To Be

The Science of Microbial Risk Assessment:  A Critical Component of the Risk Analysis Paradigm


Environmental Surveillance of Biological Agents

2008 Biodefense Priorities of the Homeland Security Council

U.S. Initiatives for Bio- Cooperative Threat Reduction

One Health:  Tackling Human and Animal Health to Protect the Public from Natural or Intentional Outbreaks

Global Health Security: Overcoming the barriers among the public health, scientific and security communities

Opportunity to Comment: NIH’s National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program

The Threat of Synthetic Biology

The State Department’s Bioengagement Programs

The 2008 Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of Experts

Comprehensive Infectious Disease Surveillance Systems

Emergency Response to a Bioterrorism Attack

Biodefense Priorities during the Transition


Dual-Use Research

Education of Dual-Use Research and Academia

Oversight of Dual-Use Research and Academia

Biosecurity and Nanotechnology

Implementation of the Revised International Health Regulations

Legal Issues Surrounding Dual-Use Research

The International View of Science and Public Health

Medical Countermeasure Research & Development

Draft BARDA Strategic Plan

A Comparison of U.S. and German Approaches to Biosecurity


Issues in Bioproliferation Prevention, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism

Measures of Success for Threat Reduction

NBACC and the Science & Technology R&D Programs

Summary of the Royal Society Interacademy Meeting on New Science & Technology Relevant to the BWC