You Are Cordially Invited to a Special Forum with Professor Rita Colwell on:

“A Lab of One’s Own: Fighting Bioterrorism, Cholera, and COVID-19


The International Law Institute was proud to have hosted and contributred to Professor Rita Cowell's forum A Lab of One’s Own: Fighting Bioterrorism, Cholera, and COVID-19. 

This special forum featured a conversation with Professor Rita Colwell, one of the leading scientists in America as well as a world-renowned academic for her exceptional contributions to global health and security concerns. She will discuss her latest highly acclaimed book A Lab of One’s Own: One Woman’s Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science published by Simon & Schuster in August 2020.

To view the event report click HERE.


DATE:        November 17th, 2020   
    Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies  
    Inter-University Center for Legal Studies at the International Law Institute  
    University of Virginia Law School – Center for National Security Law  



OPENING REMARKS:                 PROFESSOR DON WALLACE, JR., Chairman, International Law Institute
INTRODUCTION:   PROFESSOR YONAH ALEXANDER, Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies
    Professor Rita Colwell is a pioneering microbiologist and the first woman to lead the National Science Foundation. She is a Distinguished University Professor at both the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and has received awards from the emperor of Japan, the king of Sweden, the prime minister of Singapore, and the president of the United States. Her interests are focused on global infectious diseases, water, and health, and she is currently developing an international network to address emerging infectious diseases and water issues, including safe drinking water for both the developed and developing world. She is a nationally respected scientist and educator, and has authored or co-authored 16 books and more than 700 scientific publications. She produced the award-winning film, Invisible Seas, and has served on editorial boards of numerous scientific journals. She is the author of A Lab of One’s Own.
COMMENTERS:   DR. VINTON G. GERF, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google
    DR. NORMAN KAHN, National Security Consultant