The Crisis of Trust in Public Health

Thu Jan 25 2024 at 04:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Riggs Library, Library Walk, Washington, DC, USA | Washington

Georgetown University School of Health, Department of Global Health
Publisher/HostGeorgetown University School of Health, Department of Global Health
The Crisis of Trust in Public Health
A seminar with Georgetown University Distinguished Professor Jack Leslie
About this Event
The Crisis of Trust in Public Health

Join the Georgetown University Department of Global Health for a thought-provoking seminar addressing the contemporary crisis of trust in public health. Distinguished Professor on the Adjunct Track and Senior Advisory for Global Health Jack Leslie will draw upon his robust experience in health communications to discuss challenges the field faces today. This will be an in-person event at Riggs Library on the campus of Georgetown University. Please RSVP.


About the Speaker:

Jack Leslie is former Chairman of Weber Shandwick, a leading global communications network with offices in major markets around the world. A strategic communications executive, political consultant and international development activist, Jack brings a long track record of helping clients integrate global political, economic, cultural and communication trends to create innovative, forward-looking strategy and plans. Over his career, he has served as senior counselor to many major corporations, governments, and non-profit organizations.

Jack has a longstanding involvement in healthcare and global health issues. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Duke Global Health Institute and has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) and The Global Fund, as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Jack is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF). More recently, he has been an advisor to the COVID Collaborative and has been active in seeking equity in access to vaccines and therapies.

Jack also has deep experience in Africa. He was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2003 to serve on the Board of Directors of the US African Development Foundation. He was named Chairman of the USADF Board by President Barack Obama in 2009 and was re-confirmed for the position by the U.S. Senate in 2016. He was also appointed to the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa in 2016. Jack is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, former Chairman of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid, and of the Ron Brown Scholar Program. He is also a member of the Board, the Board of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, a trustee of the Circumnavigators Foundation, and former Chairman of the Board of USA for UNHCR (the UN refugee agency).

Jack began his career as an aide to Senator Edward Kennedy, serving as his political director and as Executive Director of the Fund for a Democratic Majority. He joined Sawyer Miller Group, a prominent political consulting firm, in 1983 and became president of the company in 1985. During the 1980’s and 1990’s, Jack provided political counsel to dozens of presidential and statewide campaigns in the United States, Latin America, Asia and Africa.

Jack is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.


Email [email protected] for questions.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Riggs Library, Library Walk, Washington, DC, USA, United States


USD 0.00

Sharing is Caring: