Jeanne Guillemin was a panelist for the Forum’s discussions on Bird Flu and The Humanitarian Crisis in Syria.
Jeanne Guillemin’s training in sociology and anthropology has led to her involvement in issues regarding infectious diseases and biological weapons. She is a senior advisor at the MIT Security Studies Program and is a researcher with the Harvard Sussex Program on Chemical and Biological Weapons. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons. She is the author of Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak (University of California Press, 1999), which documents the inquiry into the controversial cause of the 1979 Sverdlovsk anthrax outbreak. Her next book was Biological Weapons: The History of State-Sponsored Programs and Contemporary Bioterrorism (Columbia University Press, 2005). She has been a delegate to the annual Pugwash Working Group on the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions, has taught in the course, “Confronting Bioterrorism,” and is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons. Her latest book is American Anthrax: Fear, Crime, and the Investigation of the Nation’s Deadliest Bioterrorist Attack (Macmillan/Henry Holt, 2011). (Photo by John Guillemin)