Hosted by Cornell's Einaudi Center for International Studies, three experts discussed U.S. national security priorities, what the U.S. government is currently doing to address potential threats, and the feasibility of a mass-death scenario, March 22, 2012 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

Einaudi Center director Fredrik Logevall moderated the discussion featuring panelists Kathleen Vogel, Cornell associate professor of science and technology studies, and author of the forthcoming book "Biothreats and Policy Logics"; Rocco Casagrande, former U.N. bioweapons inspector and Managing Director of Gryphon Scientific; and Amanda Ripley, TIME Magazine contributor, investigative journalist and author of "The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes -- and Why."

The event was co-sponsored by the Cornell on the Road Program and the Cornell Club of Washington.