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Innovation and Pathways in Global Health Governance

March 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm EDT

Organized by the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute

March 13
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Maison de la paix, the Graduate Institute
Geneva, Switzerland


Over the last twenty years, despite a clear trend towards increasingly difficult multilateral cooperation on health issues, global health has evolved into one of the most dynamic arenas of global governance. How can we ensure that global health governance remains “fit for purpose” in the 21st century?


1) 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM  Coffee and Registration

2) 10.00 AM – 10.15 AM Welcome and Introduction: Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute

3) 10:15 – 10:45 Keynote speech: David Held, Professor of Politics and International Relations, Durham University

4) 10:45 – 13:00 Panel Discussion “Innovation and Polycentricity: Pathways to Overcoming Governance Challenges in Global Health”

Michael Merson, Professor of Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute
Adam Kamradt-Scott, Associate Professor, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
Suerie Moon, Director of Research, Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute

5) 13:00  – 14:00 Lunch Break

6) 14:00 – 16:00 Panel Discussion: “Global Politics and the Role of Political Leadership in the Transformation of Global Health Governance”

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS
Michèle Boccoz, Assistant Director-General for External Relations, World Health Organization
Rajiv K. Chander, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

7) 16:00 – 17:30 Reception and Book Launch: “The AIDS Pandemic: Searching for a Global Response” (Springer 2017). A conversation between the authors, Michael Merson and Stephen Inrig, and Ilona Kickbusch

Moderator of the day: Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute



March 13, 2018
10:00 am - 5:30 pm EDT
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