Location: Zoom
Date: September 5, 2023

In the wake of COVID-19, much attention has focused on the failure of global health governance mechanisms in responding to the pandemic. Now governments are in a moment of intense international lawmaking — currently drafting a new pandemic treaty/accord, revising the International Health Regulations, and more. But new law will matter little if it doesn’t change behavior. An important question remains: what can be done to ensure countries will comply with their new commitments?

Please join experts from the O’Neill Institute, KELIN, The Lancet, London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Nairobi for a virtual webinar highlighting new research in The Lancet on six politically feasible mechanisms that can be utilized to strengthen compliance in new global health agreements.


– Matthew Kavanagh, Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative, O’Neill Institute; Department of Global Health, School of Health, Georgetown University
– Attiya Waris, Faculty of Law, University of Nairobi; United Nations Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights
– Clare Wenham, Department of Health Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science
– Sam Halabi, Center for Transformational Health Law, O’Neill Institute; Department of Health Management & Policy, School of Health, Georgetown University
– Allan Maleche, Kenya Legal & Ethical Issues Network on HIV & AIDS

Moderated by: Jessamy Bagenal, Executive Editor, The Lancet

The Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative is a cross-campus collaboration between the O’Neill Institute and the Georgetown University School of Health.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be sent to lawoneillinstitute@georgetown.edu by Tuesday, August 29. A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill requests. A captioned version of this presentation will also be made available shortly by Friday, September 15, on YouTube.