O’Neill Institute Colloquium 2017

The Colloquium takes place on Wednesdays from 1:20-3:20 at the Georgetown University Law Center in the Eric E. Hotung Building, Room 2001 (Faculty Dining). Click here for map and directions.

Class 1: August 30

Paris Accord and the Health Impacts of Climate Change Moderated by: Ms. Kathryn Zyla, Deputy Director, Georgetown Climate Center

Participants include:

  • Dr. Amanda Staudt, Director, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Polar Research Board, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Dr. John Balbus, Senior Advisor for Public Health, NIEHS, and Director, NIEHS-WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Sciences
  • Prof. Lisa Heinzerling, Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Class 2: September 6

The Affordable Care Act and Future Directions for the US Health System Moderated by: Mr. John Monahan, Senior Advisor for Global Health to the President, Georgetown University; Senior Fellow, McCourt School of Public Policy; Senior Scholar, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Participants include:

  • Mr. Timothy Westmoreland, Research Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Law from Practice, Georgetown University Law Center; Senior Scholar, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
  • Ms. Ellen Nissenbaum, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Mr. Ramon Gardenhire, AIDS Foundation of Chicago •Ms. Katherine Hayes, Bipartisan Policy Center
Class 3: September 13

America First—Will We Walk Away from the World: The President’s Budget and Cuts to Global Health Participants include:

  • Ms. Jennifer Kates, Vice President; Director, Global Health & HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Mr. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic & International Studies
  • Mr. Matthew Kavanagh, Director, Global Health Governance and Policy, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Class 4: September 20

America—Will We Cut Our Investments in Public Health?: Expected Impact of the President’s Budget

Participants include:

  • Ms. Eli Briggs, Senior Director of Government Affairs, National Association of County and City Health Officials
  • Mr. Kenyon Farrow, U.S. and Global Health Policy Director, Treatment Action Group
  • Ms. Becky Salay, Director of Government Relations, Trust for America’s Health
Class 5: September 27

Travel, Migration, and Refugees: The Health Impacts Participants include:

  • Mr. Robert McCaw, Director of Government Affairs, Council on American Islamic Relations
  • Mr. Alexander Aleinikoff, Director, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School
  • Mr. Johnathan Smith, Legal Director, Muslim Advocates
Class 6: October 4

States and the Opioid Crisis Participants include:

  • Ms. Regina LaBelle, Principal, LaBelle Strategies (Former Member, Office of National Drug Control Policy)
  • Mr. Brian Honermann, Deputy Director of Public Policy, amfAR
  • Ms. Jasmine Tyler, Advocacy Director, US Program, Human Rights Watch
  • Dr. Edward C. Chapman, Howard University
Class 7: October 11

Reproductive Health, Intimate Partner Violence, and Economic Security Moderated by: Rebecca Reingold, Associate, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Participants include:

  • •Ms. Gretchen Borchelt, Vice President for Reproductive Rights and Health, National Women’s Law Center
  • •Ms. Maya Rupert, Senior Director, Policy & Managing Director, Center for Reproductive Rights
  • •Ms. Belinda Bennett, Professor of Health Law and New Technologies, Australian Centre for Health Law Research; Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology
Class 8: October 18
CLASS DISCUSSION-SESSION CLOSED: STUDENTS ONLY
Class 9: October 25

Multilateral Approaches to Improving Global Health Participants include

  • Ms. Lisa Carty, Director US Liaison Office, UNAIDS
  • Mr. Jimmy Kolker, Former Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Mr. Jason Cone, Executive Director, Médecins Sans Frontières
Class 10: November 1

Sex Work, Trafficking, and Forced Labor Moderated by: Sean Bland, Associate, O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

Participants include:

  • Ms. Stacie Reimer, Executive Director, Amara Legal Center
  • Ms. Beirne Roose-Snyder, Director of Public Policy, Center for Health and Gender Equality
  • Ms. Denise Brennan, Professor of Anthropology, Georgetown University
  • Ms. Yasmin Vafa, Executive Director, Rights4Girls
  • Ms. Darby Hickey, Senior Legislative Analyst for DC Council Member David Grosso
Class 11: November 8

The Health and Legal Implications of Gene Editing Participants include

  • Kevin Davies PhD, Executive Editor, The CRISPR Journal; Guggenheim Fellow 2017
  • Dr. Debra Mathews, Assistant Director for Science Programs, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics; Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Class 12: November 15

Equity of Financing Universal Health Coverage Participants include:

  • Dr. Rebecca Katz, Associate Professor of International Health; Co-Director, Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University
  • Dr. Thomas Quinn, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
November 22 NO CLASS Thanksgiving Break
Class 13: November 29

China: The New Silk Road and its Impact on Health Participants include:

  • Prof. James Feinerman, Professor of Asian Legal Studies, Associate Dean of Transnational studies, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Ms. Nadège Rolland, Senior Fellow for Political and Security Affairs, the National Bureau of Asian Research