Kendall Cram Room in the University Center, University Campus,
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Prof. John Clements will lead a panel of Tulane University experts in the areas of biological and chemical warfare, environmental health and safety, and public health. They will discuss the current anthrax attack on America. The program will be moderated by Prof. Robert Robins, a political scientist and author of Political Paranoia: The Psychopolitics of Hatred.
Speakers and Topics
Scott S. Cowen, President, Tulane University
“Welcome to the First Presidential Symposium”
Dr. Cowen is the 14th President of Tulane University. He has established the series of Presidential Symposia as part of an ongoing effort at Tulane to share the expertise of the faculty with members of the campus community and the greater New Orleans community.
Robert Robins, Ph.D., Dept. of Political Science
Professor Robins has published widely in the areas of Third World politics and political psychology. He has served as a political analyst, international consultant and he was a member of President Clinton’s Working Group on Presidential Disability.
John Clements, Ph.D., Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology
“How Great a Threat- Lessons from Science, History and the Military”
Dr. Clements is an expert in Infectious Disease pathogenesis and vaccine development, including vaccines for biological warfare agents, and a former military expert on Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare Defense. Dr. Clements will discuss the current anthrax attack and how it affects the citizens of New Orleans.
Donald Krogstad, M.D., Dept. of Tropical Medicine
“Why It Is Difficult to Make Biological Weapons”
Dr. Krogstad is a member of the Global Expertise Reserve of the U.S. State Department, which functions as an advisory group to the National Intelligence Council. He has presented recommendations on preventing and controlling domestic bioterrorism to the State Department, the CIA and other federal agencies.
William Hartley, D.Sc., Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences
“Protecting the Air We Breathe, the Water We Drink and the Food We Eat”
Professor Hartley, a specialist in toxicology and environmental health science, has long studied the potential health impact of environmental pollutants and how to assess those risks.
Rebecca Meriwether, M.D., Dept. of Family and Community Medicine
Susan McLellan, M.D., Dept. of Medicine/Infectious Diseases
“Personal Medical Preparedness”
Dr. Meriwether is a practicing physician and an authority on family medicine and public health. She also heads the research division of Tulane’s Department of Family and Community Medicine.
Dr. McLellan is an expert in the field of travel medicine, which examines the health consequences