Today, June 29, 2011, at 12:00 noon Pacific Time, Commonwealth Club President and CEO Dr. Gloria Duffy will lead a free, Club members-only teleconference with Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times writer David Willman.

Willman has researched and written a fascinating study of the U.S. government scientist, Bruce Ivins, thought most likely to have unleashed the anthrax virus in the post-9/11 days of late 2001. Who was Ivins, how did the system of controls allow such a person unsupervised access to this deadly pathogen, how and why did he commit this act, and what can we learn from this experience about how to better protect ourselves from bioterrorism and domestic terrorism in general?

Commonwealth Club members were emailed information for calling into the teleconference. They can also submit questions to the speakers either by posting a comment to this blog post or, if they have Twitter accounts, by tweeting a question and including #cwclub in the tweet.