Two Online Events Next Week – International Public Health and Transportation Safety

by Ritu Jain on November 28, 2013

Next week SSF is hosting two free webinars.

A Conversation with Transportation Leader Barbara McCann
December 4, 2013
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM EST

Barbara McCannBarbara McCann, the founding Executive Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition. More than 500 jurisdictions, including more than half the states, have now adopted Complete Streets policies to make streets safe for all users.

In 2011 the NY/NJ Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers recognized her with the 2011 Transportation Advancement Award, given annually to a non-engineer “for contributions in advancing transportation programs through outstanding leadership.”

Barbara is also a co-author of Sprawl Costs and served as Director of Information and Research at Smart Growth America (SGA) where she authored the report, Measuring the Health Effects of Sprawl, the first research report documenting the relationship between sprawl and obesity. Previously, Barbara was a writer and producer at CNN.

Completing Our StreetsBarbara’s new book, Completing Our Streets will hit book shelves in late November. Published by Island Press, the work leads the charge for safer roadways where bikers, bus riders and citizens of all abilities commute in a secure environment.

Completing Our Streets is an inside look at the roots of this movement and how it has changed not only the road map, but also the culture in the communities embracing this practice.

International Public Health Security
Scenario: a new mosquito-borne disease out of Asia/Africa
December 3, 2014
1:15 to 2:15 PM

This is the third webinar in the International Environmental Security series which uses hypothetical scenarios to assess the issues. The Series is co produced by the National Council on Science and the Environment. Access the SSF archives, through a free SSF membership, to watch the first two webinars in this series .

Panelists for the webinar include

Julie FischerDr. Julie Fischer, from George Washington University’s School of Public Health Julie co-directs a portfolio of research projects in global health security at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. From 2007-2012, She led Stimson’s Global Health Security project, exploring the tools, policies, programs, and partnerships that strengthen global capabilities for disease detection and response. Dr. Fischer is a former Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow and American Association for the Advancement of Science Congressional Fellow.

Eric ShibuyaDr. Eric Shibuya is Professor of Strategic Studies at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. His research interests are in post-conflict demobilization/reintegration, transnational political violence, and international environmental politics. He holds degrees from the University of Hawaii, University of Oklahoma, and Colorado State University. He was a Fulbright Fellow to Australia in 1999 and a 2002 Pacific Century Fellow. Dr. Shibuya has authored many articles on post-conflict demobilization, and well recognizes the connections between international security and public health.

The series is being developed being developed by Dr. Elizabeth Chalecki and Dr. Marcus King.

Elizabeth ChaleckiElizabeth Chalecki is a Visiting Research Fellow with the Stimson Center and author of Environmental Security, A guide to the issues. She is also moderating the sessions.


Marcus King
Marcus King
is the John O. Rankin Associate Professor of International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

We hope you are getting a lot out of our webinars. Please let your colleagues know about our webinars and the International Environmental Security series. Sponsors help us keep the webinars free and it is easier to attract sponsors with a larger following. They can register for free SSF membership, get on the email list and free access to the video archive.

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