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The Australian National University

Public seminar

Biosecurity dilemmas: dreaded germs, global health and scientific freedom

Speaker: Dr Christian Enemark, Associate Professor, National Security College
Date: Wednesday 24 October 2012
Time: 5.30pm-6.45pm, refreshments served from 5pm
Venue: Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre 1, Building 130, corner Liversidge Street and Garran Road, ANU

Which is more dangerous, bioterrorism or biodefense? When do the security risks of pathogen research outweigh the health benefits? Is there too little or too much biosecurity regulation of Australian laboratories and scientists? Does the language of security advance or distort global health goals? In this public seminar, Christian Enemark considers these and other dilemmas that arise when the protection of human health is placed on security policy agendas.

Dr Christian Enemark is Associate Professor in the National Security College, ANU. He is completing a project on ‘Infectious diseases, security and ethics’ sponsored by the Australian Research Council.

This presentation is part of the National Security College’s public seminar series.

The National Security College is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth Government and ANU

Seminar flyer "Biosecurity Dilemmas" [PDF 251KB]
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