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Altamar is a bi-weekly, global affairs podcast that takes on the major international issues of our time. Hardnosed journalism with two global experts, Altamar refuses to be categorized into one ideology. It specializes in providing a non-US-centric view of the world.
This Altamar episode presented by Hopkins at Home will delve into the international effort to vaccinate – with a view facing the developing world. At the moment, the US and Europe are progressing on vaccinating their population, but as we’ve seen in India and Brazil, the developing world is far behind. Our discussion - featuring Dr. William Moss, Executive Director of the International Vaccine Access Center - will focus on the global progress, what will happen next, and what the dangers are for the over half of the world that remains unvaccinated.
Peter Schechter, A&S '81, SAIS '82, is an entrepreneur, strategist and foreign policy expert. Until 2017, he was the Atlantic Council’s senior vice president for strategic initiatives and was the founding director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and interim director of the Council’s new Center on Resilience. He has more than twenty years of communications and political experience and is a sought-out media voice in his six languages on international issues ranging from Latin America to Europe and Africa. Schechter has advised heads of state and business leaders around the globe. He specializes in winning advocacy efforts in increasingly adversarial political and communications environments and served as the lead consultant on a host of high-stakes elections around the world. – overseeing polling, campaign management, advertising, and media relations. In 2019, he launched Immigrant Food, a restaurant group with a social justice mission to advocate and educate on behalf of immigrants. Schechter was also an adjunct professor at George Washington University and a published author, having released two novels with Harper Collins: Point of Entry (2006) and Pipeline (2009). He is also a long-time investor in Jose Andres’ restaurant group, owned Agur Winery, a boutique winery in Israel, and co-manages a goat farm in Virginia.
Muni Jensen is a political risk consultant, former diplomat, and award-winning columnist. Raised in Cali, Colombia and educated in Washington, DC, Muni has built her career around contextualizing Latin American politics for global audiences and global politics for Latin American audiences. After six years serving in the Colombian Embassy in Washington under two presidents and four ambassadors, she joined the Albright Stonebridge Group as a Senior Advisor on Latin American political and economic issues. She is a permanent fixture on radio and television broadcasts throughout the hemisphere, and is a regular columnist on international affairs in El País Colombia.
William Moss is a Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology, International Health and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Executive Director of the International Vaccine Access Center, and a Deputy Director at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute. He is a pediatrician with subspecialty training in infectious diseases, and has worked in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and India among other countries. His broad research interests are the epidemiology and control of childhood infections in resource-poor countries. The specific focus of his current research is in understanding the impact of the HIV epidemic on measles control and eradication, the epidemiology and control of malaria in southern Africa, the use of serosurveillance to guide immunization programs, and the care and treatment of HIV-infected children in rural Zambia.
Event DateTuesday, July 20, 2021Start Time: 12:00pm EDTEnd Time: 1:00pm EDT
Via livestreamBaltimore, MD 21218
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