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Emerging Challenges for Global Citizens: A brief discussion of selective topics DAY 2

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14:15     Introduction and Synopsis of 16 June Proceedings

Brian Bethune

Professor of Practice, Boston College and Adjunct at Tufts University, where teaches macroeconomics, finance and econometrics, Dr. Brian Bethune resides in Boston and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Prior to his current positions, Brian was a professional economist in heavy industry, commercial banking, and consulting. He is a member of the Harvard Group of Industrial Economists. A recipient of several Wall Street Journal Dow Jones Marketwatch awards, Brian graduated from McMaster University, MA economics, and Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. He was a Fletcher MacJannet Fellow, and holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

14:30    Panel III: International Trade and Development

Sherry Stephenson    “Challenges of Digitisation and Data Flows to International Trade”

Dr Sherry Stephenson is a member of the PECC Services Task Force and participates in the T20 Trade and Digital Governance Task Forces where she has contributed to Policy Briefs since 2019. She was a Senior Fellow with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva (2013 -2018) and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Trade Agenda Council (2011 -2014). She guided support to the services negotiations during the Free Trade Area of the Americas negotiations (1995-2004) on behalf of the OAS and was an Advisor to the Ministry of Trade in Indonesia (1992-1995). She is the author of three books and over 60 published articles.

Piritta Sorsa      “Favoring local production and procurement – a challenge to flows and globalisation”

Piritta Sorsa worked most recently at the OECD as Head of Division of Country Studies in the Economics Department supervising projections and country studies, among others: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Iceland, India, Lithuania, Mexico, Russia and Tunisia. Prior to joining the OECD she held senior positions at the International Monetary Fund, leading missions to Honduras, Guyana, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro and working on various emerging countries; she was also the IMF’s resident representative in Bulgaria and worked for the World Bank mainly on Africa and Asia. She has published on macroeconomic issues in emerging markets and developed countries. Piritta Sorsa holds a PhD in Economics from the Graduate Institute.

Faculty Moderator – Richard Baldwin

Richard Baldwin
Richard Baldwin is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the policy portal VoxEU.org. He regularly advises governments and international organisations on globalisation and trade policy issues.
In 1990-91 he served as a Senior Staff Economist for President George Bush's Council of Economic Advisors, having completed his PhD in economics at MIT with Paul Krugman (with whom he has published a half dozen articles).
His latest book, The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics and the Future of Work, was published in February 2019.

15:15    General Discussion, Q&A session

15:30    Panel IV: Global Health Security

Elizabeth Golberg    “EU Regulatory Policy and Regulatory Cooperation: Turning a COVID Casualty into a Catalyst for Change”

Elizabeth Golberg was Director of Smart Regulation in the European Commission from 2012-2017.  She joined the European Commission in 1993, holding management positions in strategic planning, policy/briefing coordination, international cooperation, enlargement and assistance programming.  Before that, Elizabeth worked in the Canadian Department of External Affairs. Recently, Elizabeth was a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School (2017-2019) and a member of a US National Academy of Sciences Committee on Mutual Recognition in Pharmaceuticals (2019-20). Ms Golberg has a Bachelor of Arts and Science from the University of Lethbridge, Canada and a Graduate Diploma (Masters) in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.

Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry   “Global Health in a Global Industry – The Impact of COVID 19 on Shipping and Seafarers who Enable World Trade”

Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, international lawyer and alumna of the Graduate Institute, is a global leader on maritime law, labour standards and labour law, and law of international organisations. She is currently President of the World Maritime University, the first female President and the first woman President from a developing country. She previously held various senior positions at the International Labour Organization during her almost thirty years of service, including serving as the first female Director of the International Labour Standards Department. One of her major achievements is the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 which consolidated 68 international maritime labour instruments. She is a distinguished academic in the field of international law and an international advocate for sustainability and innovation and has published extensively on a wide range of international law subjects.

Amélie Rioux   “Global Governance Challenges Impeding Adequate Responses to Outbreaks”

Amélie Rioux is technical officer in the Secretariat of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board. Prior to joining the GPMB she worked as the governance lead in the secretariat of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework. She has also held positions at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and in academia. She holds degrees in microbiology, law and a master of laws in global health law and international institutions from the Graduate Institute and Georgetown University Law Centre.

Dr. Cody Meissner   “Prospects for the Acceleration of Global Vaccine Supply and Distribution in the second half of 2021”

Dr Meissner is Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease; Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine. He is a leading national expert on childhood vaccinations who consults with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on periodic updates to the recommended immunisation schedule for newborns through 18-year-olds.
At Tufts Children's Hospital at Tufts Medical Center he heads the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and is Associate Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. His clinical specialties include Kawasaki disease, immune deficiencies and respiratory viruses. He is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr Meissner is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Dr. Cody Meissner also serves on the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) for the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Vaccines and Related Biological Properties Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) for the FDA.

Faculty Moderator – Suerie Moon

Suerie Moon
Co-Director of the Global Health Centre, Professor of Practice in the Interdisciplinary Programmes and International Relations/Political Science, Suerie Moon seeks to combine academically rigorous research and analysis with policy relevance and impact. Her work is broadly concerned with the intersection of global governance and public health. Her theoretical contributions to the field include conceptualising the global health system, defining the functions the system must perform to adequately protect public health, global public goods for health, and identifying the types of governance gaps and power disparities that contribute to health inequity. Her current research projects focus on the international sharing of outbreak-prone pathogens and related benefits, and new business models of pharmaceutical R&D. Prior to joining the Graduate Institute in 2016, Suerie was Lecturer on Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

16:30     General Discussion, Q&A session

16:45     Adjournment

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Emerging Challenges for Global Citizens: A brief discussion of selective topics