Disease: A Direct Threat To National Security

Join the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy for the Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Andrew Price-Smith who will explore the idea that epidemic disease represents a direct threat to the power of a state, eroding prosperity, and destabilizing both its internal politics and its relationships with other countries. The danger of an infectious pathogen to national security depends on lethality, transmissibility, fear, and economic damage, and warfare and ecological change contribute to the spread of disease and act as “disease amplifiers.” Additionally, you are invited to join UCCD for a public meet and greet reception with Dr. Andrew Price-Smith at 6:00 pm before the lecture begins at 7:00 pm. This lecture is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required at For additional questions, please contact Felecia Maxfield-Barrett at | 801.832.3273 |