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O’Neill Institute Colloquium 2020

The Colloquium takes place virtually on Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00. 

MODULE 1: WHAT DOES STRUCTURAL CHANGE TO PROMOTE HEALTH AND HEALTH EQUITY LOOK LIKE?

Class 1 | Sept. 2
COVID-19 in 2021: What Lies Ahead? (PUBLIC)

Moderator: Lawrence Gostin, O’Neill Institute

Speakers:

  • Devi SridharUniversity of Edinburgh
  • Ashish Jha, Harvard Global Health Institute and Brown University School of Public Health (as of Sept. 2020)
  • Salim Abdool Karim, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Class 2 | Sept. 9
Illuminating Health and Social Inequities: Disparate impacts of COVID-19 on Black, Latinx, and Native Americans

Moderator: Jeffrey Crowley, O’Neill Institute

Speakers:

  • Greg Millett, amfAR
  • Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz, George Washington University
  • Sriram Shamasunder, UCSF

Class 3 | Sept. 16
Policing and Public Health in America

Moderator: Professor Preston Mitchum, Georgetown University Law Center; United for Reproductive and Gender Equity (URGE); Board of Directors for Collective Action for Safe Spaces

Speakers:

  • Professor Rosa Brooks, Georgetown University Law Center; Modern War Institute of West Point 
  • Professor Kristin Henning, Georgetown University Law Center 
  • Commissioner Benjamin Tucker, New York City Police Department (NYPD)
  • Attorney Sterling Johnson, Philadelphia Drug Users Union; Legal Science LLC; ACT UP Philadelphia

Class 4 | Sept. 23
Upstream social determinants of health and equity: employment, incarceration, immigration, and climate

Moderator: Daniel Dawes, Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse

Speakers:

  • Leana Wen, George Washington University
  • Lisa Bowleg, George Washington University
  • Omar Martinez, Temple University
  • Sara Pollock Hoverter, Georgetown Law Center

MODULE 2: THE ASSAULT ON SCIENCE, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND PRIVACY: DO WE HAVE TO SACRIFICE BASIC FREEDOMS AND THE RULE OF LAW IN NATIONAL AND GLOBAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES?

Class 5 | Sept. 30
Trust and Privacy: Technology and tracing contacts

Moderator: Sean Bland, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Speakers:

  • Damien Patrick Williams, Virginia Tech Doctoral Student
  • Paul Ohm, GLC
  • Glenn Cohen, Harvard University

Class 6 | Oct. 7
Inherent Dignity: Why the rush to criminalize and stigmatize?

Moderator: Kenyon Farrow, The Body

Speakers:

  • Erika Guevara-Rosas, Amnesty International
  • Safura Abdool Karim, U of Witwatersrand
  • Andrea Ritchie, Interrupting Criminalization Project

Class 7 | Oct. 14
Health and compassion for the vulnerable: Immigrants, Migrants, and Asylum Seekers

Moderator: Phil Schrag, Georgetown Law Center (Unconfirmed)

Speakers:

  • Alex Aleinikoff, Georgetown Law Center
  • Joanna Naples-Mitchell, Physicians for Human Rights
  • Michael Tan, ACLU
  • Dr Ranieri Guerra, World Health Organization

Class 8 | Oct. 21
Undermining Science and public health agencies: How to give public health a fighting chance against economic forces, politics, and a growing rejection of science?

Moderator: Jesse Goodman, Georgetown University

Speakers:

  • Jim Curran, Emory
  • Howard Bauchner, JAMA
  • Mike Osterholm, University of Minnesota

MODULE 3: GLOBAL GOVERNANCE IN AN AGE OF SOVEREIGNTY AND POPULISM

Class 9 | Oct. 28
The Future of the World Health Organization: WHO Caught in the Middle of Two Superpowers

Moderator: Matt Kavanaugh, O’Neill Institute

Speakers:

  • Wafaa El-Sadr, Columbia University
  • Ann Kurth, Yale University
  • Michele Barry, Stanford University

Class 10 | Nov. 4
Healthcare and public health reform in America: Do we know where we are headed? (PUBLIC)

Moderator: Tim Westmoreland, Georgetown Law Center

Speakers:

  • Zeke Emanuel, University of Pennsylvania
  • Matthew Rose, Health GAP
  • Diane Rowland, formerly Kaiser Family

Class 11 | Nov. 11
The International Health Regulations: Are they working?

Moderator: Benjamin Mason Meier, UNC Chapel Hill

Speakers:

  • Gian Luca Burci, Graduate Institute Geneva
  • Allyn Taylor, Georgetown Law Center
  • Roojin Habibi, Global Strategy Lab

Class 12 | Nov. 18
Health Justice in the U.S. and Globally

Moderator: Katie Gottschalk, O’Neill Institute

Speakers:

  • James Hodge, Arizona State Law
  • Jen Ruger, University of Pennsylvania
  • Howard Koh, Harvard University

Class 13 | Dec. 2
The Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine: Financing, Testing, and equitably distributing a lifesaving vaccine (PUBLIC)

Moderator: Alex Phelan, Georgetown University

Speakers:

  • Seth Berkley, GAVI (Unconfirmed)
  • Peggy Hamburg, former FDA Commissioner
  • Gregg Gonsalves, Yale University