Image - Larry Brilliant
Image - Larry Brilliant

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Dr. Larry Brilliant, Chairman of Skoll Global Threats: Fighting Zika and Other Pandemics

Larry Brilliant, Chairman, Skoll Global Threats; Former Executive Director, Google.org; Twitter @larrybrilliant 
Shannon Bennett, Ph.D., Chief of Science and Dean of Science Research Collections, California Academy of Sciences—Moderator

How safe are we from an ebola, Zika, H7N9, or MERS outbreak? How can we prevent a bioterrorist attack or lab accidents? Public health expert Brilliant will discuss today’s growing pandemic risks.

Brilliant was the executive director of Google.org and chaired the Presidential Advisory Committee on Bio-Surveillance. He lived in India for more than 10 years working as a United Nations medical officer, where he played a key role in the success World Health Organization smallpox eradication program in South Asia. He also co-founded The Seva Foundation, an international NGO whose programs and grantees have given back sight to more than 3.5 million blind people in more than 20 countries.