O’Neill Institute Colloquium

The O’Neill Institute Colloquium, offered annually, is an interdisciplinary course that draws from the work of scholars, policymakers, and the general health community. The course is taught and moderated by Institute-affiliated faculty, and the goal of the Colloquium is to engage leading thinkers and students in an enriching dialogue regarding critical health law issues. National and international scholars, practitioners and policymakers explore contemporary health issues with top students interested in health law and related issues from schools throughout the University. The Colloquium sessions are open to University faculty members and interested members of the public.

O’Neill Institute Colloquium 2014

The Colloquium takes place on Wednesdays from 1:20-3:20 at Georgetown University Law Center in the Eric E. Hotung Building, Room 2001 (Faculty Dining).

Wednesday, September 3

The West African Ebola Epidemic

  • Martin Cetron, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Kevin Donovan, Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University,
  • Daniel R. Lucey, Georgetown University Medical Center
  • J. Stephen Morrison, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • John Monahan, Office of the President, Georgetown University
Wednesday, September 10

Focusing on Men who Have Sex with Men (MSM) and Key Populations in the National and Global Response to HIV/AIDS

  • Chris Beyrer, Johns Hopkins University
  • Gregorio Millett, amfAR
  • Jeffrey S. Crowley, O’Neill Institute
Wednesday, September 17

The Future of Philanthropy

  • Karen Cavanaugh, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Kevin Klock, GAVI Alliance
  • Richard Wilder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Wednesday, September 24

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

  • Laurent Hubert, Framework Convention Alliance
  • Gregg Haifley, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)
Wednesday, October 1

International Trade & Health

  • Thomas J. Bollyky, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
  • Benn McGrady, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Wednesday, October 8

Global Tobacco Control

  • Eric Lindblom, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
  • Matthew L. Myers, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Wednesday, October 15

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

  • Oscar Cabrera, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
  • Susan C. Kim, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
  • Ana Ayala,O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
  • Eric Friedman, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Wednesday, October 22

Looking Ahead to Future Health Challenges by Looking Back

  • Hon. Henry Waxman, U.S. House of Representatives (D-CA 33rd District)
  • Timothy Westmoreland, Georgetown Law
Wednesday, October 29

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

  • Scott Burris, Temple University; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Rose Martinez, Institute of Medicine (IOM)
Wednesday, November 5

The Future of the Lombardi Cancer Center

  • Lou Weiner, Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University
Wednesday, November 12

Future Directions for U.S. Health Reform

  • Joan Alker, Center for Children and Families (CCF)
  • Henry Claypool, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
  • Chris Jennings, Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc.
  • Karen Pollitz, Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)
Wednesday, November 19

The Future of the World Health Organization

  • Gian Luca Burci, World Health Organization
  • John Monahan, Georgetown University
  • Christine Sow, Global Health Council
Wednesday, December 3 Colloquium Wrap-up

O’Neill Institute Colloquium 2012

The Colloquium takes place on Thursdays from 1:20-3:20 at Georgetown University Law Center in the Eric E. Hotung Building, Room 2000.

Speakers and Topics for the 2012 Colloquium
Thursday, September 6 Course Overview and Introduction to Global Health Law
Professor Lawrence O. Gostin - Institute Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law; University Professor, Georgetown Law
Thursday, September 13 Painful Choices in U.S. Health Reform: Equity, Affordability, and Public Health in the Wake of the Supreme Court's Landmark Decision
Dr. Georges Benjamin, American Public Health Association
Professor Gregg Bloche, Georgetown University Law Center
Mr. Michael Cannon, Cato Institute
Thursday, September 20 Malaria Elimination:  Politics and Practicalities
David Bowen, Malaria No More

Eradicating Malaria:  The Holy Grail of Tropical Medicine
Joel Breman, Fogarty International Center
Thursday, September 27 Globalized Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities
Dr. Joia Mukherjee - Chief Medical Officer, Partners In Health; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School and the Division of Global Health Equity at the Brigham and Women's Hospital
Thursday, October 4 The New World Health: Economic Transition of Health and Health Systems Strengthening
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez - Assistant Administrator for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Thursday, October 11 Obesity
Derek Yach - Senior Vice President, Global Health and Agriculture Policy at PepsiCo
Thursday, October 18 Obesity and Diabetes
Dr. Howard Federoff - Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and Executive Dean of the School of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center
Thursday, October 25  The Affordable Care Act From a Front Row Seat
Dr. Joshua Sharfstein - Secretary, The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Thursday, November 1 Student Presentations
Thursday, November 8 Pathway to Global Product Safety and Quality
Jennifer Devine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Thursday, November 15 Ending the Communicable-Non Communicable Diseases Divide: Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Leveraging HIV Platforms to Address Women's Cancers
Dr. Doyin Oluwole - Executive Director of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Initiative, The George W. Bush Institute
Thursday, November 29 Ending the HIV Epidemic at Home: Critical Next Steps
Mr. Jeffrey Crowley, Program Director of the National HIV/AIDS Initiative, O’Neill Institute

An AIDS Free Generation: Is it Feasible?
Dr. Thomas Quinn, Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
Thursday, December 6 Political Economy of Tobacco Control
Professor Jesse Bump, Department of International Health,Georgetown University

O’Neill Institute Colloquium 2011

We are excited to announce the lineup of speakers for this year's O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium. The Colloquium is an opportunity for leading scholars, policymakers and students to engage in an enriching dialogue on critical health law issues. We have speakers addressing such diverse topics as health reform implementation and constitutionality, tobacco control and trade, medical malpractice system reform, and global health governance. The Colloquium takes place on Mondays (except October 11th) from 1:20-3:20 at Georgetown University Law Center in the Eric E. Hotung Building, room 2001.

Speakers and topics for the 2011 Colloquium
Monday, September 12 Global Health Governance: Past, Present and Future
Ambassador Mark Dybul — Co-Director Global Health Law Program, Georgetown University Law Center
Monday, September 19 Lessons from the World Health Organization Review of the International Health Regulations and Performance During the H1N1 (2009) Pandemic
Dr. Harvey Fineberg — President, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Monday, September 26 The Past, Present, and Future of the Constitutional Challenge to the Affordable Care Act
Professor Randy Barnett — Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory, Georgetown University Law Center
Monday, October 3 Should the Private Sector Have a Role in Public Health? Reflections on the New Global Architecture in Health
Dr. Jeffrey Sturchio — Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise at Johns Hopkins; Senior partner at Rabin Martin
Tuesday, October 11 O’Neill Institute Colloquium: Health Policy and Budget Policy: Death and Taxes with Timothy Westmoreland
Professor Timothy Westmoreland — Georgetown University Law Center
Monday, October 17 Reforming the World Health Organization
Lawrence O. Gostin – O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Monday, October 24 Tobacco and Trade
Matthew Myers — President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Benn McGrady — O’Neill Institute Trade and Health Program Manager
Monday, October 31 The Constitutionality of the Individual Health Insurance Mandate
Professor Louis Michael Seidman — Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Monday, November 7 Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research and Practice with Catherine DeAngelis and comments by Howard Federoff
Dr. Catherine DeAngelis — Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and School of Public Health; Editor-in-Chief Emerita of the Journal of the American Medical Association
Monday, November 14 The Impacts of Estimation Methods on Medical Malpractice Tort Reform: Study Results
Professor Kathryn Zeiler — Georgetown University Law Center
Monday, November 21 Legal Accountability for Governmental Health Sector Decisions: A Canadian Comparison
Lorian Hardcastle — O’Neill Institute Fellow
Monday, November 28 Life as We Will Learn To Know it After Douglas
Professor Sara Rosenbaum — George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services Department of Health Policy

O’Neill Institute Colloquium 2010

The Fall 2010 O’Neill Institute Public Health Law Colloquium will be co-taught by Professor Lawrence O. Gostin and Ambassador Mark R. Dybul. The O’Neill Institute will host several distinguished speakers of public health. Sessions will cover pressing current issues in public health such as tobacco and malaria control as well as the future of domestic and global health.

Speakers and topics for the 2010 Colloquium
September 8, 2010 Dr. Joshua Sharfstein
Principal Deputy Commissioner
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
September 15, 2010 Professor Lawrence O. Gostin and Ambassador Mark R. Dybul
O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Georgetown University Law Center
September 22, 2010 Mr. Dan Zhou
September 29, 2010 Dr. Kevin FitzGerald
Georgetown Center for Clinical Bioethics
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
October 6, 2010 Matthew L. Myers
President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Jeffrey Levi
Executive Director, Trust for America's Healt
October 13, 2010 Dr. Howard Zucker
Assistant Director-General, Representative of the Director-General
World Health Organization
October 20, 2010 Ambassador Mark Green
Managing Director
Malaria Policy Center, Malaria No More

John T. Monahan
Special Advisor for Global Health Partnerships
U.S. Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator

Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer
U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator
President's Malaria Initiative
October 27, 2010 Mr. Anand Grover
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health
November 3, 2010 Dr. Howard Federoff
Executive Vice President for Health Sciences
Executive Dean of the School of Medicine
Georgetown University
November 10, 2010 Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel
Special Advisor on Health Policy
White House Office of Management and Budget
November 17, 2010 Professor Rudolf Van Puymbroeck
O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Georgetown School of Nursing and Health Studies
December 1, 2010 David Vladeck
Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection
U.S. Federal Trade Commission

O’Neill Institute Colloquium 2009: Scholarly Perspectives on Health Reform

The 2009 O’Neill Colloquium, taught by Professors Nan Hunter and Gregg Bloche examined health care reform. A series of prominent scholars, researchers, and participants in the health reform process presented works-in-progress or current publications that address the various aspects of health reform. The colloquium was meant to provide students and other participants with a deeper and richer perspective on the health reform debate, as well as a sampling of the ideas and knowledge that scholars and researchers at the cutting edge are bringing to this debate.

Speakers and topics for the 2009 Colloquium
  • Malpractice ReformKathryn Zeiler
  • The Emergent Logic of Health LawGregg Bloche
  • Intergovernmental Relations in China and Health ReformChristina Ho
  • Patient Responsibility & Accountability – Michele Goodwin
  • Role of the Non-Profit Form – Jill Horwitz
  • Politics of Health Reform – Jacob Hacker
  • An Empirical Study of Rationing at the Bedside – Scott Halpern
  • Influence of Health Insurance on Health Status – Kate Baicker
  • Regulatory Governance of Technological Advances – Anup Malani
  • Social Solidarity and Personal Responsibility in Health Reform – Wendy Mariner
  • Controlling the Costs of Medical Care: A Dose of Deregulation – David Hyman

O’Neill Institute Colloquium 2008: National and Global Health Law

The inaugural O’Neill Institute Colloquium, taught by the O’Neill Institute Faculty Director, Lawrence Gostin, and former Executive Director, John Monahan, focused on important issues in national and global health law. This course examined a diverse range of topics, such as the 2008 presidential campaign, global health governance, intellectual property's relation to health, and many others.

Topics and speakers for the 2008