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Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development at the Council on Foreign Relations

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Thomas J. Bollyky is director of the Global Health program and senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University. Bollyky is also the author of the book Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World Is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways. He has been a consultant to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization, and served in a variety roles in the U.S. government, including mostly recently at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Bollyky was a Fulbright scholar to South Africa, where he worked at the AIDS Law Project, and at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he represented clients before the International Court of Justice and the U.S. Supreme Court. Bollyky has testified multiple times before the U.S. Senate and his work has appeared in many publications, including Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, Science, and the New England Journal of Medicine. Bollyky received his BA in biology and history at Columbia University and his JD at Stanford Law School. In 2013, the World Economic Forum named Bollyky as one of its global leaders under forty.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Thomas Bollyky and other top speakers and celebrities.

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