hhrcolloquium

Health and Human Rights Colloquium

Funded by the Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Project, the Health and Human Rights Colloquium focuses on the relationship between global health and international human rights law. Health and human rights are interrelated in multiple ways: human rights abuses have negative health consequences; health policies and programs can enhance or hinder human rights; and health outcomes are improved by fulfilling the full range of human rights.

Prominent speakers from around the globe examine the conceptual linkages between health and human rights and explore both the promise of the field and the challenges inherent in implementing its norms on the ground. The course is taught by Lara Stemple through the Health and Human Rights Law Project, and the speaker series is held in collaboration with Stanford University.

January 16

HAROLD HONGJU KOH

Sterling Professor of International Law, Yale Law School

Tobacco Control and Human Rights

 

January 23

JOSEPH AMON

Director of the Health & Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch

Palliative Care and the Right to Health: Research, Advocacy and Impact

 

January 30

GEETA RAO GUPTA

Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF

Gender Equality and Health: Realizing the Promise of Adolescence

 

February 6

CHRIS BEYRER

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health & Human Rights

Health and Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar

 

February 13

LAWRENCE O. GOSTIN

O’Neill Professor in Global Health Law, Georgetown University

Imagining Global Health with Justice

 

February 20

ZAINAB BANGURA

United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict

Conversation: Sexual Violence in Conflict

 

February 27

AGNES BINAGWAHO

Rwanda Minister of Health

Human Rights and Health Advance Development: The Case of Rwanda

 

March 6

BARRY S. LEVY

Co-author of War and Public Health and former president of the American Public Health Association

The Impact of Armed Conflict on Health and Human Rights

 

March 13

JESSICA STERN

Executive Director, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

LGBT Rights and Public Health: Tensions and Potential in Collaboration