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 March 21, 2017

Human rights norms and principles are now seen as central to global health, offering universal frameworks for the advancement of global justice through public health. Despite the development of health-related human rights under international law, the implementation of these rights requires global governance to translate into policies, programs, and practices.

Join the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 21 for a panel conversation about  organizational efforts to implement human rights and analyze the distinct institutional factors that facilitate or inhibit human rights “mainstreaming” for global health advancement. The event takes place at Duke’s School of Nursing in room 1014, with a reception afterward.

Panelists include:

  • Lawrence O. Gostin (University Professor, O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law, Georgetown University)
  • Benjamin Mason Meier (Associate Professor of Global Health Policy, Zachary Taylor Smith Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Alicia Ely Yamin (Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; Adjunct Lecturer on Law and Global Health, Harvard University; Panelist, UN Secretary General’s Independent Accountability Panel for the SDGs (EWEC); Global Fellow,Norway’s Centre on Law and Social Transformation)
  • The program will be moderated by Gavin Yamey, Professor of the Practice of Global Health at Duke.

This event is part of the on-going discussion series Conversations in Human Rights, bringing together panelists from other institutions and Duke faculty to engage with their research on hot-button international human rights issues. The series draws together the social sciences, humanities, law, and policy.

To RSVP for the event, email Deirdre White at by noon Sept. 18,

The event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room 1014 at the School of Nursing.

This event is co-sponsored by the Duke Global Health Institute, Center for International and Comparative Law and the UNC Department of Public Policy.