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Just Haffeld

Just Haffeld

Scholar, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law


Selected Active Projects
  • Joint Learning Initiative

Just Haffeld, JD equivalent, LL.M, MD, is currently the Adviser to the Secretariat for the Lancet – University of Oslo Commission: Global Governance for Health, a Harvard Global Health Institute collaboration. Mr. Haffeld is a Norwegian lawyer, negotiation/conflict resolution specialist, and a medical doctor. Mr. Haffeld is currently a Scholar with the O’Neill Institute. Previously, Mr. Haffeld has spent time as a Visiting Researcher at the O’Neill Institute where he worked on a global health project start-up, the Joint Learning Initiative. One of Mr. Haffeld's main interests is global health issues. In 2010, he published a paper in a symposium edition of The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, titled, “Examining the Global Health Arena: Strengths and Weaknesses of a Convention Approach to Global Health Challenges.” In the report, Mr. Haffeld exploits aspects from one of his other interests, namely that of chaos theory/complexity, as a way to solve future intractable global health problems.

Selected Publications

2011

Siem, Harald, Just B. Haffeld, Sverre O. Lie, and John-Arne Røttingen. "Global health – a challenge for us all." Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association 17 (2011): 1636.

Haffeld, Just B., Harald K. Heggenhougen, Torvid Kiserud, and Sverre O. Lie. "Global health – from chaos to coherence." Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association 18 (2011): 1790-1792.

Eide, Asbjørn, Just B. Haffeld, and Ole F. Norheim. "Health as a human right." Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association 20 (2011): 2029-2031.

Haffeld, Just B., Harald K. Heggenhougen, Sverre O. Lie, John-Arne Røttingen, and Berit Schei. "The idea of a convention for global health." Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association 18 (2011): 1787-1790.

2010

Haffeld, Just B., Harald Siem, and John-Arne Røttingen. "Examining the Global Health Arena: Strengths and Weaknesses of a Convention Approach to Global Health Challenges." The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 38, no. 3 (2010): 614-628.

Gostin, Lawrence O., Gorik Ooms, Mark Heywood, Just B. Haffeld, Sigrun Møgedal, John-Arne Røttingen, and Eric A. Friedman. "The Joint Action and Learning Initiative on National and Global Responsibilities for Health." World Health Report, Background Paper 53 (2010).