Inaugural lecture series: Securing our borders against biosecurity threats

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Inaugural lecture series: Securing our borders against biosecurity threats
O'Neil Hamilton
O’Neil Hamilton

(PRESS RELEASE) – The UWI Cave Hill Campus has recently established a Centre for Biosecurity Studies (CBS), which is attached to the Faculty of Social Sciences and seeks to embark on its Inaugural Lecture Series, which is a traveling series.

The first lecture series was hosted at the Cave Hill Campus on Monday 24th February, 2020. Thereafter, they will be undertaking a limited tour throughout the OECS destined for St Lucia and St Kitts/ Nevis. On Thursday 12th March, 2020, the Inaugural Lecture Series will be hosted in St Lucia.

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has created a global scare, as it challenges authorities on its prevention and control. We found it quite fitting to extend an invitation to the public, as Keynote Speaker and top biosecurity expert, Mr. O’Neil Hamilton will be speaking on Securing Our Borders Against Biosecurity Threats with a keynote address is entitled, Advancing Biosecurity Governance in the Caribbean: The Role of the Biological & Toxin Weapons Convention and UN Security Council Resolution 1540. Mr Hamilton currently serves as a CARICOM Regional Implementation Coordinator, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540.

The lecture takes place at the Finance Administrative Building (5th Floor), Point Seraphine, Castries from 6:30 – 8:30pm.

For further information please visit: https://www.un.org/disarmament/wmd/sc1540/

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