In the wake of COVID-19, much attention has focused on the failure of global health governance mechanisms in responding to the pandemic. Now governments are in a moment of intense international lawmaking — currently drafting a new pandemic treaty/accord, revising the International Health Regulations, and more. But new law will matter little if it doesn’t change behavior. An important question remains: what can be done to ensure countries will comply with their new commitments?

Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m. ET | 3:30 p.m. CET

Please join experts from the O’Neill Institute, KELIN, The Lancet, London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Nairobi for a virtual webinar highlighting new research in The Lancet on six politically feasible mechanisms that can be utilized to strengthen compliance in new global health agreements.


  • Matthew Kavanagh, Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative, O’Neill Institute; Department of Global Health, School of Health, Georgetown University
  • Attiya Waris, Faculty of Law, University of Nairobi; United Nations Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights
  • Clare Wenham, Department of Health Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Laurence R. Helfer, Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
  • Allan Maleche, Kenya Legal & Ethical Issues Network on HIV & AIDS

Moderated by: Jessamy Bagenal, Executive Editor, The Lancet

The Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative is a cross-campus collaboration between the O’Neill Institute and the Georgetown University School of Health.


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