Health officials set to release a list of drugs everyone on Earth should be able to access

STAT, June 5, 2017
by Helen Branswell

Once every two years, the World Health Organization releases a list of medications it thin...

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Tobacco company flags appeal over plain packaging

BBC News, May 5, 2017

British American Tobacco has suggested an appeal is likely amid reports that the World Trade Organiz...

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Travel Abroad for Low-Cost Care

Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 6, 2016
by Miriam Cross, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article


Why the extra effort to court foreign patients? A couple of reasons, according to...

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Health Law Workshop: Lindsay Wiley

Monday, October 24, 2016 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Presentation: "Social Norms, Legal Foundations, and Noncommunicable Disease Prevention


This paper...

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Is Medical Tourism Ethical?

The Greenwall Foundation, September 2016

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director ;I. Glenn Cohe;served as a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Schol...

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The Summer Olympics And The Zika Virus — Is It Safe To Hold The Games In Brazil?

Greater Boston (WGBH), June 1, 2016
by Jim Braude, interviewing Executive Director Holly Fernandez Lynch

Olympic athletes going to Rio de Janeiro might come home with more than just a medal.  Some pub...

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150 experts say Olympics must be moved or postponed because of Zika

Washington Post, May 27, 2016
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

More than 100 prominent physicians, bioethicists and scientists from around the world posted a...

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Law Fellow
O’Neill Institute

Deadline: May 8, 2016

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law is seeking exceptionally qualified ca...

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Brocher Summer Academy in Population-level Bioethics
Fondation Brocher

Deadline: March 11, 2016

An opportunity for graduate students and young scholars; application deadline March 11



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Global Tobacco Control as a Public Health and Human Rights Imperative

Monday, February 08, 2016 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
Hauser 102
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Please join us for a talk by Professors Howard Kyongju Koh and Harold Hongju Koh regarding the battl...

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Program Coordinator
O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Deadline: October 12, 2015

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law seeks a new Program Coordinator to se...

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Inbound medical tourism to Barbados

BMC Health Services Research, July 2015, Vol. 15
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.





Enabled by globalizing processes such as trade liberalization, medical...

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Health Law Workshop: Amy Kapczynski

Monday, February 23, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Professor Kapczynski's presentation, "Order Without Intellectual Property Law:  The Flu Net...

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Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, February 24, 2015
by Robert Klitzman, leading discussion with I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Live Webstrea


Watch the event live online




Medical tourism is a growing, multi-billi...

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Medical Tourism, Access to Health Care, and Global Justice

Health Law & Human Rights, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)



Medical tourism – the travel of patients from one (the “home”) country...

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Joining Forces: A Story of Science and Religion in Rural Ghana

Humanist Community at Harvard, February 1, 2015

How do science and religion interact in the delivery of mental health care in one region of Ghana? L...

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Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 30, 2015 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East AB
1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

>Couldn't make it in person? Check out the individual sessions in the videos linked above and&nbs... Read More

Interview with Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen about “Patients with Passports”

Jefferson Public Radio (Oregon), January 5, 2015
by Geoffrey Riley and Charlotte Duren

If your doctor won't recommend a medical procedure you want, you can go to another doctor. 



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I. Glenn Cohen discusses the Ebola crisis

America's Forum, NewsMax TV, December 23, 2014

Harvard Law professor and medical ethics expert talks about how the Ebola crisis is just one example...

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Research Assistant: International Health and Drug Law
Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Harvard

Deadline: December 23, 2014

Mark Barnes is seeking one or two research assistants for the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center...

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Health Case Competition Mixer
Harvard Innovation Lab

Deadline: December 10, 2014

Are you interested in a little friendly competition?  Harvard was selected to participate in th...

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Two Full-Time Faculty Positions
Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, University of Washington Seattle

Deadline: December 15, 2014

The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children’ Research Institute and the...

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Globalization and Healthcare Ethics

@BioethxChat, May 19, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Join Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director I. Glenn Cohen on May 19 as he leads a discussion on "Globaliza...

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Health and Food Law Opportunities at Harvard Law School

Friday, November 15, 2013 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
Wasserstein Hall 3019
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

1Ls and 2Ls will have the opportunity to learn more about different classes and extracurricular acti...

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Reproductive Rights around the Globe

Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
Wasserstein 1019
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Watch Event Recordings

A discussion of selected topics in the field of international reproductive rights, moderated by ...

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Belinda Bennett on Globalization and the Future of Health Law

International Legal Studies at HLS, October 22, 2013

Globalization and the Future of Health Law: Harmonization or Diversity


A talk by Belinda Bennett,...

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Now Available: Globalization of Healthcare

Oxford University Press, 2013
by I. Glenn Cohen, ed.

The edited volume stemming from the Petrie-Flom Center's ;2011 Annual Conference, ;The G...

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The Globalization of Health Care: Book Talk and Discussion by Editor I. Glenn Cohen

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
Wasserstein Hall 3019
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA
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>I. Glenn Cohen, Faculty Co-Director of the Petrie-Flom Center and Professor at Harvard Law School, d... Read More

Universal Coverage in Developing Country Health Systems: Ethical Dilemmas

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - April 19, 2013
The New Research Building, Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

Can Universal Coverage be achieved in even the world's lowest-income countries? China's rece...

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Health Metrics Workshop

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Over two days in November, the Center convened leading thinkers in the area of health metrics e...

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