Penn Bioethics Seminar Series: Alicia E. Yamin, JD, MPH, PhD
12:00pm - 1:00pm • In-person: BRB1412, Biomedical Research Building, 14th floor, 421 Curie Boulevard
Global Health and Human Rights: Lessons from the Pandemic
Alicia E. Yamin, JD, MPH, PhD
Lecturer on Law and Senior Fellow on Global Health and Rights, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, Harvard Law School; Adjunct Senior Lecturer on Health Policy and Management, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; and Senior Advisor on Human Rights and Health Policy, Partners In Health
In-person! Livestreaming also available.
Boxed lunches will be provided for in-person attendees.
Abstract: This talk will reflect on lessons learned about the state of public health systems, global health equity and human rights during the Covid-19 pandemic. The talk will explore what the pandemic revealed about the achievements and challenges to using human rights in order to contribute to more inclusive democracy and global health equity. It will argue that in a world ravaged by decades of disinvestment in public health, health systems, and social protection, along with an evident crisis of confidence in the capacity of political institutions and international governance to lead the way, the response is not “business as usual” legalism in human rights, but rather turning toward questions of political economy and working through networks and social movements.
For more information, contact Mary Pham, Mary.Pham@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.