O’Neill Institute Colloquium 2019

The Colloquium takes place on Wednesdays from 1:20-3:20 at the Georgetown University Law Center in the Eric E. Hotung Building, Room 2001 (Faculty Dining). Click here for map and directions.

Module 1: Stability of law anchored in constitutional principles

Class 1 | Sept. 4
Regulatory Rollbacks: Is the Administrative Procedures Act a mere speedbump or is it a meaningful check against arbitrary rollbacks of minority protections? 

Moderator: Jeffrey Crowley, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Participants include:

  • Katie Keith, Center on Health Insurance Reforms
  • Wayne Turner, National Health Law Program’s (NHeLP) Washington, DC Office
  • John Lewis, Democracy Forward

Class 2 | Sept. 11
Session Closed: Students Only


Class 3 | Sept. 18
Health Reform: Navigating Policy, Law, and Politics 

Moderator: Professor Timothy Westmoreland, Georgetown University Law Center

Participants include:

  • Professor David Hyman, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Professor Gregg Bloche, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Chris Jennings, Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc.

Class 4 | Sept. 25
State Sovereignty and Responsibility to Respond to the Health Needs of Vulnerable Migrants

Moderator: Professor Lawrence Gostin, Georgetown University Law Center

Participants include:

  • Professor Phil Schrag, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Ana Builes, Blume Public Interest Scholar at Georgetown Law

Module 2: Trust in Elected Leaders and Subject Matter Expertise

Class 5 | Oct. 2
Vaccine Hesitancy: US and International Measles Outbreaks in 2019 and Other Vaccine Preventable Illnesses

Moderator: Professor Lawrence Gostin, Georgetown University Law Center

Participants include:

  • Daniel Salmon, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Daniel Sulmasy, The Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University

Class 6 | Oct. 9
How can we control health emergencies that occur in countries experiencing complex humanitarian crises? From Yemen, Syria, and Afghanistan to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Moderator: TBD

Participants include:

  • Jennifer Nuzzo, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
  • Steve Morrison, Global Health Policy Center at CSIS
  • Muhammad Pate, World Bank Group

Class 7 | Oct. 16
Social Media, Fake News, and Countering the Viral Spread of Health Misinformation

Moderator: TBD

Participants include:

  • Emily Mendenhall, Georgetown University
  • Peter Lurie, Center for Science in the Public Interest

Class 8 | Oct. 23
Session Closed: Students Only


Module 3: Tackling Big Public Health Challenges

Class 9 | Oct. 30
Fighting the HIV Crisis in the United States and Around the World

Moderator: Jennifer Kates, Kaiser Family Foundation

Participants include:

  • Gregorio Millett, amfAR
  • Babtunji Oni, Center for Global Health Practice and Impact at Georgetown University
  • Chris Collins, Friends of the Global Fight

Class 10 | Nov. 6
Responding to the Climate Crisis: Beyond Aggressive Multilateral Action, What is the Role of Multisectoral Responses

Moderator: TBD

Participants include:

  • Professor Hope Babcock, Georgetown University
  • Professor Alexandra Phelan, Georgetown University

Class 11 | Nov. 13
Gun violence, mass shootings, and suicides: What Does Public Health Have to Offer for Firearm Safety?

Moderator: TBD

Panelists: TBD


Class 12 | Nov. 20
Emerging Abortion Restrictions in the US: Assessing Women’s Health Equity Under Constitutional Precedents

Moderator: Rebecca Reingold, O’Neill Institute

Participants include: TBD


Nov. 27
NO CLASS – Thanksgiving Break


Class 13 | Dec. 4
Session Closed: Students Only