Distinguished Speakers Program 2009: Global Health Beyond the Millenium Development Goals
6 August 2009
|Keynote Speaker: Professor Lawrence Gostin|
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Global Health Beyond the Millennium Development Goals
Keynote Speaker: Professor Lawrence Gostin Professors Linda D and Timothy J O'Neill, Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Centre
Lawrence Gostin is an internationally acclaimed scholar, and has led major law reform initiatives in the US, including the drafting of the Model Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA) to combat bioterrorism and the "Turning Point" Model State Public Health Act. He is also leading a drafting team on developing a Model Public Health Law for the World Health Organization. In the United Kingdom, he was the Legal Director of the National Association for Mental Health, Director of the National Council of Civil Liberties (the UK equivalent of the ACLU), and a Fellow at Oxford University. He helped draft the current Mental Health Act (England and Wales) and brought several landmark cases before the European Commission and Court of Human Rights.
Professor Daniel Tarantola, Health and Human Rights, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, The Universityof New South Wales
Daniel Tarantola is a former senior advisor to the World Health Organisation (WHO), and was most recently with the Harvard School of Public Health, as Instructor with the Department of Population and International Health and as Senior Associate with the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Centre for Health and Human Rights. Of French nationality, Dr Tarantola was involved in the creation of Medecins Sans Frontieres and during a long and distinguished career with WHO supervised the team responsible for eradicating smallpox. As a researcher, he is best known for his work in the area of HIV/AIDS and human rights.
This event is part of the Sydney Law School Distinguished Speakers Program 2009. Click here for more details.
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Time: 5.30pm Registration, 6.00-8.00pm Presentation
Cost: Free - registration is essential
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