Dr. Anthony Fauci will deliver the McCourt School of Public Policy’s 2024 Whittington Lecture in Georgetown University’s historic Gaston Hall. His remarks, Pandemic Preparedness and Response: Lessons from COVID-19, will address important public health, scientific and policy lessons learned, and those missed, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia will welcome attendees of the lecture. The McCourt School’s 2024 Whittington Scholar Anirudh Srivathsan (MPP’24) will introduce Dr. Fauci, and McCourt School Dean Maria Cancian will moderate a question and answer session with audience members. All Georgetown University community members and press are invited to attend.
McCourt’s 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 the School to celebrate Leslie’s memory, her passion for teaching and her service to the McCourt community.