Players for Clade X pandemic tabletop exercise include current and former elected officials, former senior government leaders
By Nick Alexopulos | April 16, 2018
Former high-ranking US government officials and a current US congresswoman will play a team of presidential advisors tasked with leading the policy response to a fictional outbreak scenario in the upcoming Clade X pandemic tabletop exercise hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.
As the scenario unfolds during the day-long exercise on May 15, 2018, the players will engage in a series of simulated National Security Council–convened meetings informed by briefings and injects from Center staff. They will be presented with unresolved real-world policy issues that could be solved with sufficient political will and attention now and in the future. The players’ discussions and the Center’s own recommendations will illustrate high-level strategic decisions and policies that the United States and the world will need to pursue in order to prevent a pandemic or diminish its consequences should prevention fail.
The players and their respective roles are:
Fmr. NATO Ambassador
|Secretary of State|
|Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN)||Member, House of Representatives|
Fmr. Senate Majority Leader
|Senate Majority Leader|
Fmr. Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
|Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
Fmr. Deputy Attorney General
Fmr. Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
|Secretary, Health and Human Services|
Fmr. Undersecretary, Department of Homeland Security
|Secretary, Department of Homeland Security|
Fmr. General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency
|Director, Central Intelligence Agency|
Fmr. Senator (R-MO)
|Secretary, Department of Defense|
Tom Inglesby, MD, director of the Center, will play the White House national security advisor.
Limited audience seating at Clade X is by invitation only. However, a livestream of the event will be available on the Center's page on Facebook. Members of the media interested in attending Clade X should contact Nick Alexopulos; a media advisory will be released closer to the exercise date.
More information is available at centerforhealthsecurity.org/cladex.
About the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security:
The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security works to protect people from epidemics and disasters and build resilient communities through innovative scholarship, engagement, and research that strengthens the organizations, systems, policies, and programs essential to preventing and responding to public health crises. The Center is part of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is located in Baltimore, MD.