Laura Norato is an Associate at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and works on the Health Governance and Policy Initiative, focusing on global governance and cooperation policies concerning HIV in developing countries. Laura holds a Bachelor degree in Economics (B.A) and a Juris Doctor degree from Los Andes University in Colombia. She also holds an LL.M. (With Distinction) in Global Health Law and a Refugee and Humanitarian emergencies Certificate from Georgetown University where she was a recipient of the Global Health Law Scholarship.
Laura worked previously at the International Labor Organization (ILO) as a National Cooperation and Technical Officer for the Peace Process in Colombia where she was responsible for the identification and interaction of donors and strategic social and political partners, and for the design and implementation of technical initiatives intended to promote the ILO’s contribution to the recent peace process in Colombia. She also worked as an ILO Project Coordinator, of the Social Protection Floor Program in the Andean Countries, and as an ILO Job Creation Project Coordinator for Colombia. In the past year and during her LL.M. she was a UNAIDS Georgetown University Extern in Washington D.C.
Laura’s primary interest is on Health and Social Protection governance and policy. Her professional experience and academic research have focused on economic and social rights opportunities for vulnerable populations.