Nobody can deny that global health is now inextricably entangled with geopolitics, and that power over health is hard power. Vaccine diplomacy, vaccine nationalism, and the quest for therapeutic sovereignty are the most visible ways of this reality.
Join the online conversation between Vinh-Kim Nguyen, Co-Director of the Executive Certificate on the New Diplomacy of Global Health, and Gian Luca Burci, Adjunct Professor in International Law, who will explore what is at stake in the current negotiations over a “pandemic treaty”. They will analyse the current and future architectures of global health governance, the political and power forces at play in global health, and how they affect international relations and international norm-making.
14 December 2021, 17:00 (Geneva time) with
Vinh-Kin Nguyen - Co-Director, Executive Certificate on the New Diplomacy of Global Health
Vinh-Kim Nguyen is an HIV and Emergency physician and medical anthropologist. As both practitioner and researcher, he is concerned with the relationship between science, politics and practice in global health. He practices Emergency Medicine at Avicenna Hospital in Paris and the Jewish General Hospital in Montréal, currently holds an ERC Consolidator Grant (Research Chair) on the science and politics of a world without AIDS and heads a team of anthropologists researching the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Read full bio>
Gian Luca Burci - Adjunct Professor, International Law
Gian Luca Burci is an Adjunct Professor of international law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He is also the Director of the joint LL.M. on Global Health Law and Governance between the Graduate Institute and Georgetown Law School. Before his appointment at the Graduate Institute, Gian Luca Burci served in the Legal Office of the World Health Organization from 1998 to 2016 and was its Legal Counsel from 2005 to 2016. Prof. Burci holds a post graduate degree in law from the University of Genova, Italy. His areas of expertise are public international law, the law and practice of international organizations as well as global health governance and law. Read full bio>
Executive Certificate in the New Diplomacy of Global Health, Executive Education, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
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