Laura Kahn

Laura H. Kahn

Articles by Laura H. Kahn

4 March 2007

A dangerous biodefense path

Laura H. Kahn

The Bush administration claims its biological research initiative will help fight terrorism, but does this research violate the Biological Weapons Convention?

1 March 2007
Turn back the clock
1 February 2007

The security impact of the uninsured

Laura H. Kahn

In his January 1, 2007 New York Times op-ed piece, "A Healthy New Year," Paul Krugman wrote that the U.S. health care system is a scandal and disgrace. He noted that in 2005 almost 47 million Americans were uninsured, and more than 8 million of these individuals were children. While Krugman's article discussed the human tragedy and costs of such a disastrous system, it did not mention two other crucial factors--the national security impact of millions of uninsured people and the decline in the number of primary care physicians and nurses who would provide care during a crisis.

8 January 2007

Government oversight and the life sciences

Laura H. Kahn

This fall, the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University hosted a series of biodefense seminars sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The speakers included senior scientists and high-level government officials.