Mardi 13 mars 2018, 10:00 - 17:30

Innovation and Pathways in Global Health Governance

Organised by the Global Health Centre and Durham University

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 10:00 - 17:30
A1B, Maison de la paix, the Graduate Institute, Geneva

Over the last twenty years, despite a clear trend towards increasingly difficult multilateral cooperation on health issues, global health has evolved into one of the most dynamic arenas of global governance. How can we ensure that global health governance remains "fit for purpose" in the 21st century? Join us for the discussion!


09:30 – 10:00 Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:15 Introduction and welcoming remarks
Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute

10:15 – 10:45 Keynote speech
David Held, Professor of Politics and International Relations, Durham University

10:45 – 13:00 Panel Discussion
Innovation and Polycentricity: Pathways to overcoming governance Challenges in global health

  • Michael Merson, Professor of Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute
  • Adam Kamradt-Scott, Associate Professor, University of Sydney
  • Suerie Moon, Visiting Lecturer, the Graduate Institute and Director of Research, Global Health Centre

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 16:00 Panel Discussion

Global politics and the role of political leadership in the transformation of global health governance

  • Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS
  • Michèle Boccoz, Assistant Director-General for External Relations, World Health Organization
  • Rajiv K. Chander, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

16:00 – 17:30 Reception and book launch
"The AIDS Pandemic: Searching for a Global Response" (Springer 2017). A conversation between the authors, Michael Merson and Stephen Inrig, and Ilona Kickbusch

Moderator of the day:
Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute


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