The Atlanta Summit on Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Global Health & Water

  • Monday, May 21, 2012
  • The World Affairs Council of Atlanta, CARE USA, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) invite you to a live webcast of a major conference on how the United States, even in the midst of fiscal austerity and political division, can best advance the world’s health. This event – keynoted by Senator Johnny Isakson and other prominent figures in government and global health – will highlight the vibrant partnerships between government, businesses, NGOs, universities, and others that make Atlanta a center of excellence in global health. The May 21 conference will serve as the launch of a vision statement, "The Atlanta Declaration," which will lay out concisely the principles and policies that will be needed, as the next administration comes into office in 2013, to sustain America's leadership role in improving the health of people worldwide.


    Introductory Remarks

    Dr. Helene Gayle, President and CEO, CARE, and Dr. Wayne Lord, President, World Affairs Council of Atlanta (WAC)

    Welcoming Remarks
    Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, State of Georgia

    Presentation of Atlanta Declaration and Video
    Dr. J Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

    Keynote Speech by Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
    Introduced by Dr. Wayne Lord, WAC

    The Importance of U.S. Global Health Leadership

    Moderated by Dr. J. Stephen Morrison, CSIS

    Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA)
    Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President and CEO, Task Force for Global Health

    The Special Place of Water and Sanitation in Achieving Global Health Goals

    Moderated by Dr. Helene Gayle, CARE

    Jeff Seabright, Vice President for Environment and Water, The Coca-Cola Company
    Dr. Christine Moe, Director and Associate Professor, Center for Global Safe Water, Emory University
    Dr. Greg Allgood, Director, Children's Safe Drinking Water Program, Procter & Gamble

    Luncheon: The View from Partners: Building Successful Collaborations
    Moderated by Dr. Wayne Lord,WAC

    Cheryl Scott, Senior Advisor, Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Ed Martinez,President, UPS Foundation
    Dr. Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University
    Beatriz Perez, Senior Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

    Public Opinion on U.S. Support for Global Health

    Moderated by Dr. J. Stephen Morrison, CSIS

    Dr. Mollyann Brodie, Vice President and Director of Public Opinion and Media Research, Kaiser Family Foundation
    Michael Elliott, President and CEO, The ONE Campaign
    Kevin Riley, Editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Sandra de Castro Buffington, Director, Hollywood, Health, and Society

    Closing Remarks

    Dr. Helene Gayle, CARE

    **This event will be webcast live**

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