O’Neill Institute Summer Conversation Series with John Monahan
Global Health and the Obama Administration
Advisor to the University President for Global Health and Senior Fellow, Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI)
John Monahan is Advisor to the University President for Global Health and Senior Fellow at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI). He is also Special Advisor for Global Health Partnerships at the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator at the U.S. Department of State. Previously, John was Interim Director of Global Health Affairs and Counselor to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). John has also held a number of senior positions at HHS, including Director of Intergovernmental Affairs (1993-1996) and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Children and Families (1996-1999). He has also served as Legal Counsel to Senator David Pryor (1990-1992) and as an Investigator for the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Additionally, he is a veteran of numerous campaigns – field director in the Clinton campaign in 1992 and held senior positions at the Democratic National Committee and in the Presidential Transition in 1992-1993. John began his career as field organizer for Mondale for President in 1983-1984. John has also held a number of academic appointments, including Executive Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown Law, NonResident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Urban and Metropolitan Policy, and Senior Fellow with the Center for the Study of Social Policy. He also serves on national advisory committees for the Catholic Charities USA and Corporate Voices for
Working Families. John received both his bachelor’s and law degrees from Georgetown University.
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