Global Health Governance Roundtable Series

Director: Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health
October 2010 - Present

The goal of the series is to examine the changing landscape of global health governance in the context of emerging powers, empowered non-governmental actors, and shifting health priorities. A number of questions will be discussed, including: What effect will the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases have on the economic growth of India and China? Can the WHO maintain a central role in global health governance, with competition from other actors (e.g., World Bank, WTO, MNCs, Gates Foundation) and the proliferation of new initiatives not housed by WHO (e.g., Global Fund)? How will the emerging powers (e.g., China, India, Brazil) and the rising nonstate actors affect the international community's ability to set priorities and define the upper limits of acceptable action? How does the entrance of health into the realm of "high politics" affect our way of handling transnational health threats?

Four roundtables will take place throughout the winter and spring in New York and Washington, DC.

This roundtable series is sponsored by the International Institutions and Global Governance program and made possible by the generous support of the Robina Foundation.

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

The Global Fund at Ten Years: Reflecting on Its Impact and Looking Forward to Challenges Ahead

Speaker:

Debrework Zewdie, Deputy General Manager, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Presider:

Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
April 24, 2012

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Role in Global Health

Speaker:

Christopher J. Elias, President, Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Presider:

Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
April 9, 2012

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Brazil and Russia's Engagement in Global Health

Speakers:

Katherine Bliss, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Judyth L. Twigg, Director, Eurasia Health Project, and Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Presider:

Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
January 10, 2012

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South Africa's Role in Global Health Governance

Speaker:

Ebrahim Rasool, Embassy of South Africa to the United States

Presider:

Yanzhong Huang, Council on Foreign Relations
November 4, 2011

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A Preview of the World Health Assembly

Speaker:

Larry Gostin, Georgetown University Law Center

Presider:

Yanzhong Huang, Council on Foreign Relations
May 12, 2011

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NGOs and Global Health Governance

Speaker:

Helene D. Gayle, Care USA

Presider:

Yanzhong Huang, Council on Foreign Relations
April 13, 2011

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A Decade of Securitized Health: Lessons Learned

Speakers:

Mark Abdoo, National Security Council, Julie Fischer, Stimson Center

Presider:

Yanzhong Huang, Council on Foreign Relations
March 29, 2011

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Governing Health in Fragile States: The Military's Role

Speakers:

Sheri L. Fink, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation, Lynn Lawry, Health Stability and Humanitarian Assistance Specialist, U.S. Department of Defense

Presider:

Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
February 23, 2011

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The World Health Organization (WHO) in a Shifting Global Governance Landscape

Speakers:

Jack Chow, Distinguished Service Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Former Assistant General, World Health Organization, Jennifer Ruger, Associate Professor, Yale School Of Public Health

Presider:

Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow For Global Health, Council On Foreign Relations
November 16, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

The Challenge of Noncommunicable Disease in Emerging Powers

Speakers:

Jean-Paul Chretien, Adviser to the Commanding General, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Rachel Nugent, Deputy Director of Global Health, Center for Global Development, Dereck Yach, Senior Vice President of Global Health Policy, PepsiCo, Inc.

Presider:

Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
October 26, 2010

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