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New lecture series showcases UGA’s science, policy experts

UGA’s Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute and Center for International Trade and Security are working to forge links between science and policy experts through a new lecture series.

Corrie Brown, pathology professor and coordinator of international activities at the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Michael Beck, executive director of CITS, will discuss agricultural security for the inaugural UGA Science and Security Lecture on Jan. 11 at 4 p.m.

This seminar series will be held the second Thursday of each month in the auditorium of the Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences. Each seminar will focus on a single topic in the area of biosecurity and be led by a pair of UGA experts, one from science and one from policy.

Brown specializes in the diagnosis and pathogenesis of foreign animal diseases. She currently is a member of the Secretary of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases and has testified before Congress on issues involving agro-terrorism.

Beck’s research focuses on international strategic trade and export controls. He has directed several projects assessing national export control systems and has conducted field research on export control and border security issues in more than 10 countries.

With the creation of the new seminar series, the BHSI and CITS have embarked upon a campus-wide initiative in science and security at UGA.