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Why Global Health Matters to California

This public forum held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Global Health Sciences, showcased and celebrated California and the Bay Area as a center of excellence in global health. The gathering also served as a public consultation for the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy and reflected the national conversation taking place about U.S. global health investments.

Introductory Remarks

  • Haile Debas, MD, Executive Director, UCSF Global Health Sciences (Welcome)
  • Martin Brennan, Executive Director, International House (Moderator)

Background on the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy

  • J. Stephen Morrison, CSIS

CSIS Commission Panel

  • Chris Elias, President and CEO of PATH
  • Joe Rospars, Founding Partner, Blue State Digital

California Panel

  • Tom Coates, Co-director of Planning, UC Global Health Institute
  • Anil Deolalikar, Professor of Economics, UC Riverside
  • David Gollaher, President and CEO, California Healthcare Institute

Discussion and Q&A with Commissioners and California Panel

Remarks by UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellman MD, MPH

Student Panel with Commissioners

  • Moderated by Michele Barry, Director of Global Health Programs, Stanford University
  • Students from UCSF, UC Davis and Stanford

Event Date

Nov 09, 2009