10.07.13

Syria, International Humanitarian Law, and Access to Health Care in Non-International Armed Conflict

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This previous Wednesday, The New York Review of Books published on their blog a recent call to the Syrian Government, all armed parties in the conflict, the United Nations, and international donors by doctors and medical professionals to allow and support their “medical colleagues in Syria to … treat patients, save lives, and alleviate suffering […]

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10.07.13

Upcoming Event – A Chronic Challenge: Non-Communicable Diseases and the Media

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With slow-moving progress on funding and a barrage of influential advertising, can strong media coverage help drive progress on NCDs?  Join leading journalists, lawyers and public health experts for a critical discussion of this question at the inaugural Johns Hopkins-Pulitzer Center Symposium. Thursday, October 10 1 – 4 pm Symposium4 – 5 pm Reception Sheldon […]

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10.04.13

From JAMA Forum: Looking Beyond the Millennium Development Goals Toward a Sustainable Development Agenda

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This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. Professor Gostin is also a University Professor and director of a World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights. For more information about this post, please contact gostin@law.georgetown.edu. […]

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10.02.13

Coca-Cola launches "EKOCENTER"

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Courtesy of Coca-Cola This post was written by Alison Woodworth, Projects Coordinator at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to aew74@law.georgetown.edu. What happens when the great titans of industry use their evil genius for good? Coca-Cola, with the help of Qualcomm, GE, and […]

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09.26.13

O'Neill Institute Launches Twitter Page

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We are thrilled to announce the launch of our very own O’Neill Institute Twitter! Please follow us at @oneillinstitute for updates on our activities as well as public, global, and legal health news from around the world.

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09.18.13

TPP Agreement Negotiations and Tobacco

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This post was written by Uma Jatkar, Research Assistant, Global Health LL.M. ‘13, at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to uj11@georgetown.edu. The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is the latest multilateral free trade agreement that seeks to reduce barriers to trade […]

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09.17.13

Public Health Math: Does “less bad” = “good”? A look at the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes

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The field of public health is premised on epidemiological number games. While eradicating disease may be the paragon of the field, in practice, public health leaders apply a more rational lens focused on achieving the best health outcomes for the majority.  Tackling the health issues associated with tobacco products presents a ripe example of this […]

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09.11.13

O'Neill Institute Fall Conversation Series Kickoff With Dr. Keith Martin, Executive Director, CUGH

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The O’Neill Institute Fall Conversation Series kicks off tomorrow with a presentation by Dr. Keith Martin.  Dr. Martin is the Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) and will be presenting “Universities: Leaders in Tackling Today’s Global Health Challenges.” The O’Neill Institute Fall Conversation Series will convene scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and other experts to […]

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09.04.13

Who Owns Human Genes?

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Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University recently published an article in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). An extract of the piece is below as is a link to the complete article. Any questions or comments can be directed to gostin@law.georgetown.edu. EXTRACT Angelina […]

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08.27.13

My Summer with the O'Neill Institute

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This post was written by Marguerite de Causans (Paris Bar School), summer research assistant at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to mdecausans@gmail.com. To sum-up my summer internship experience at the O’Neill Institute in just a few paragraphs is anything but an […]

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