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New Atlanticist

Mar 16, 2020

Addressing the coronavirus “infodemic”

By David A. Wemer

“Information, including disinformation and misinformation about the novel coronavirus is spreading faster than the pandemic itself,” Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe explained. The sheer amount of information on the outbreak means that government and business leaders need to take specific actions to ensure that their citizens and employees receive important credible information.

Disinformation Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Mar 12, 2020

Trump hits out against Europe in coronavirus speech: The transatlantic alliance suffers

By Atlantic Council

“The golden rule of leading an alliance is consultation—don’t take your friends by surprise, especially when your actions target them,” Damon Wilson says. “This isn’t about being nice. This is about being smart advancing US interests. What happens the next time we need our allies?”

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Press and members call

Mar 4, 2020

Atlantic Council press call: The global, domestic, and local impacts of the coronavirus on economies, risk, and communities

As the coronavirus continues to infect patients at a rapid rate, global markets have been jolted and local communities are being forced to take extraordinary measures to limit the spread of the virus. What is the latest on the US response? How will China’s economy—the world’s second largest—be impacted in the short- and long-term? What do businesses need to be thinking about as they confront a possible pandemic? And how are local communities in the US preparing? Thomas Bossert, Leland Miller, Chris Snider, James Murley, and Kathy Baughman McLeod​​​​​​​ unpack the latest on the response to the coronavirus and its deepening impacts.


Mr. Thomas P. Bossert is a senior executive at a disruptive technology company fundamentally redefining commercial cybersecurity. He’s the national security analyst for ABC News, and a respected risk management expert.

Mr. Bossert was homeland security advisor to two US presidents, serving as the nation’s chief risk officer and senior most advisor on cybersecurity, counterterrorism homeland security, and global health security policy, managing a range of domestic and transnational security issues and consequence management operations. Mr. Bossert is a senior executive with extensive experience in operational and strategic management roles. He founded and led a management consulting business that supported commercial clients assess and manage their multifaceted, complex risk structures and compliance requirements.

Mr. Bossert was born and raised in Quakertown, PA. He is a distinguished fellow in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and his law degree from The George Washington University Law School. He was an Engalitcheff Scholar on Comparative Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University and guest lectures at the Naval Post Graduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.