Major Fellowship Activities: Kavanaugh organized and spoke at a Biological Weapons Conference on Capital Hill on the history of the BWC and current negotiations. He produced an internal analysis of Yugoslavia’s nuclear program and the problems and prospects for the future. He delivered presentations on the BWC and the problems and challenges it faces at two conferences, an International Studies Association Conference (International Security Section) in Monterey, CA and an International Asian Physicians Conference in Nagano, Japan (which he delivered in Japanese). He has been contacted by representatives of the press, (NY Times, Village Voice, International Herald Tribune, LA Times, Defense News, Washington Times and Jane’s International Defense Review) on BW and associated topics. He produced a Daily Intelligence Brief on worldwide events for in-house use to monitor FAS programs in high risk areas and for the general FAS membership.
Current Activities: Kavanaugh works for the World Health Organization as the Emergency Response Coordinator for Logistics in Nairobi, Kenya. He is working on the most recent Ebola outbreak in the CAR and previously worked on an analysis of the Ebola Campaign in Guinea and on the ongoing efforts at stopping other infectious diseases. Before that he was with Doctors Without Borders as an Emergency Coordinator. Following his Fellowship, Kavanaugh was hired as a Research Scientist at the Federation of American Scientists, where he focused on defense affairs, including chemical and biological weapons, and the environmental impact of the air war against Serbia.