Tag Archives: Global Health Intiative


Regulating the Modern Day Marlboro Man and His Electronic Cigarette


This post was written by Janelle Langan, an LL.M. in Global Health Law candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments about the post should be directed to jl2009@georgetown.edu. The rebellious, rugged images of the Marlboro Man linked the idea of smoking filtered Marlboro cigarettes with masculinity to promote tobacco sales at the […]

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The AMA Recognizes Obesity as a Disease – Why the controversy surrounding this decision is missing the point and why this decision is the good one?


This post was written by Florian Kastler (Global Health LL.M. 2011), visiting researcher at Georgetown University Law Center. Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to florian.kastler@gmail.com. By a decision overriding its own council on Science and Public Health, the house of delegates of the American Medical Association (AMA) has officially recognized […]

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O'Neill Institute's 100th Post – A Look Back


In honor of the O’Neill Institute’s 100th blog post, we present a “top ten” list of some of our most memorable posts: 1. The Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act Upheld: The Individual Mandate is a Tax. States Have a Choice Whether to Expand Medicaid  (June 2012). 2. New York’s Ban on Large Sodas: […]

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Summer Program Application Deadline Extended!


The O’Neill Institute Summer Program on Non-Communicable Diseases and the Law application deadline is extended to Friday, May 31! Apply Now! For a detailed outline of each day’s courses and more information about the program please visit: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/summerprogram/

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O'Neill Institute's Work on Global Tobacco Control Featured in Tobacco and Poverty Research Network Newsletter


The O’Neill Institute’s work with international human rights and global tobacco control is featured in the latest edition of the Tobacco and Poverty Research Network newsletter, written by Oscar Cabrera, Executive Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.  An excerpt of the article is below. Any questions can be directed to cabrera@law.georgetown.edu. International Human […]

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The Incarcerated Are Too Vulnerable to Consent


This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University.  Professor Gostin is also a University Professor and director of a World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights.  For more information about this post, please contact gostin@law.georgetown.edu. […]

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Student Presentations from the O'Neill Institute 2012 Colloquium


In the past few months we have featured a number of video presentations from our 2012 Colloquium. In this segment, the students make their own presentations during the National & Global Health Law Symposium. Please enjoy! The O’Neill Institute Colloquium, offered annually, is an interdisciplinary course that draws from the work of scholars, policymakers, and the […]

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O'Neill Law Fellows – Applications Open for Fall 2013


The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law is  seeking exceptionally qualified candidates to serve as O’Neill Institute Law Fellows. Housed at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington,  D.C., the O’Neill Institute is a leading research institute for health  law. For more details about O’Neill and its ongoing work please visit www.oneillinstitute.org. Law Fellows […]

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Our Recent Publications in Global Health Law


2012 was a busy year for us all. Below are some of our most recent publications on Global Health Law.  Feel free to explore these highlighted works and visit our publications page for additional journals, studies, articles and more.   O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. 2012. Tobacco Industry Strategy in Latin American Courts: A Litigation […]

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A Discussion of Global Health and PEPFAR from 2008


 During the O’Neill Institute Colloquium in 2008, Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator at the time, addressed current and emerging issues related to President Bush’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  In this video, Amb. Dybul presents a historical framework for PEPFAR and discusses the implications of its recent (2008) re-authorization.

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