Dr. Fauci, a physician, leading immunologist and infectious disease researcher and advisor to seven U.S. presidents, most recently served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. In July 2023, Dr. Fauci joined Georgetown University as a distinguished university professor in the School of Medicine and the McCourt School of Public Policy.
At the 2024 Whittington Lecture, Dr. Fauci will reflect on important public health, scientific and policy lessons we have learned (or should have learned) during the COVID-19 pandemic. These lessons will help us prepare for, and respond to, the inevitable future emergences of pathogens with pandemic potential.
Seating will be first come, first served, and a valid GU ID will be required. All attendees will be subject to a bag check by GUPD before entering Gaston Hall.
John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University
Anirudh Srivathsan (MPP’24), Whittington Scholar, McCourt School of Public Policy
Remarks: Pandemic Preparedness and Response: Lessons from COVID-19
Dr. Anthony Fauci, former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health and distinguished university professor at Georgetown
Maria Cancian, Dean, McCourt School of Public Policy (moderator)Reception:
A special reception for the McCourt School and Medical Center communities will follow in Riggs Library
Our annual Whittington Lecture and Scholarship are named after then-GPPI Associate Dean and Professor Leslie Whittington who, along with her husband and two children, died on September 11, 2001. The Whittington Lecture and Scholarship allow us to celebrate Leslie’s memory, her passion for teaching and her service to our community.