J. Stephen Morrison, Ph.D.
Department of International Health, Center for Humanitarian Health
J. Stephen Morrison is senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) where he founded and heads its Global Health Policy Center. Dr. Morrison currently directs the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security, a major effort started in 2018 that addresses the geopolitical dimensions of pandemic preparedness and response and the requirements for a more coherent and sustainable US approach, at home and abroad. He is an authority on US foreign policy and a regular commentator on China, Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and infectious diseases and humanitarian emergencies. Since 2017, he has directed and produced a series of video documentaries, most notably The New Barbarianism, an award- winning study of violence against the health sector in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan. 2020-2022 he has been honored as the James S. Schlesinger Distinguished Scholar at the University of Virginia. He served in senior positions in the Clinton administration, as senior committee staff in the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and taught for 12 years at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin and is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale College.
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