The O’Neill Institute Summer Program on Global Health Law and Governance is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in global health law and governance. We will critically consider issues and themes central to this emerging field in order to equip tomorrow’s leaders in global health.
On Day 1, we will provide context for the week’s coursework by giving an overview of global health law and governance, international law and international organizations, as well as an introduction to national health law and comparative health systems. Sessions will include:
** Welcome Reception
On Day 2, we will continue by looking at the role of various institutions and actors in global health with an interactive roundtable discussion. We will also explore the linkages between health and other international concerns, including international trade and security. Sessions will include:
On Day 3, we will consider the complex international legal regimes that are emerging to address the governance of communicable diseases and related issues. This day will also focus on the intersection between international trade and communicable disease control. We will end the day with a session on the significance of international human rights law in global health governance with a particular focus on human rights issues in communicable disease control. Sessions will include:
On Day 4, we will continue our discussion on human rights with a case study on health workers and international humanitarian law. We will also host a global HIV/AIDS roundtable to discuss cutting edge issues related to HIV/AIDS. We will host a panel on careers in global health and conclude with a discussion on U.S. global health policy. Sessions will include:
** Farewell Dinner and Reception
On Day 5, we will explore the legal response to the rising challenge of non-communicable diseases. The day will begin with an in-depth look at the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. We will then examine issues related to obesity and alcohol. We will conclude with a discussion on new developments and emerging trends in global health law. Sessions will include: