On March 26, 2020, the International Law Institute was proud to support and co-host with the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies [IUCTS] its conference on “Combating Global Coronavirus: From Isolation to International Cooperation” held as part of Special Ambassador’s Forum series.

The conference focused on the growing concern of the world community with consequences of the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Panelists for this program were drawn from health care, law, security, and diplomatic corps. Issues addressed included threats and responses at both national and international levels.

Opening Remarks:          Professor Don Wallace, Chairman at the International Law Institute;

  Professor Yonah Alexander, Director of the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies; 


Roberta DeBiasi, MD, MS, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Children’s National Hospital/Children’s National Research Institute, Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences;

James Giordano, PhD, Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry at Georgetown University Medical Center, Co-director of O’Neill-Pellegrino Program in Global Health Law and Policy, Senior Science Advisory Fellow at Joint Staff, Pentagon;

Ambassador (Ret.) Charles Ray, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/Missing Personnel Affairs, Former U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia and Zimbabwe;

Ford Rowan, Board Member of International Dialogue


This program was further supported by the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies at the International Law Institute and the Center for National Security Law, University of Virginal Law School.