Symposium Schedule

Schedule for:

Friday, September 15, 2017

8:30–9:30am Breakfast
9:30–10:00am Welcome and Introduction
Salmaan Keshavjee and Aaron Shakow (Harvard Medical School)



Framing Lecture: "Accountability as a Social Good"
Valerie Sperling (Clark University, Worcester, MA)


Doris Sommer (Harvard University)

10:45–11:00am Discussion
11:00–11:30am Coffee Break

"Accountability in Global Health: A Historical Perspective"
Randall Packard (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD)

12:00–12:30pm "Accountability in the History of the World Health Organization"
Marcos Cueto (Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
12:30–1:00pm Discussion
1:00–2:00pm Lunch

"Human Rights & the UN: Geopolitically Effective for the Few, Legally Toothless for the Many"
Roger Norman (Center for Social & Economic Rights, New York, NY)


"The NGO Accountability Crisis in Global Health"
James Pfeiffer (University of Washington and Health Alliance International, Seattle, WA)


"Immunity is Not Impunity"
Mona Ali Khalil (Independent Diplomat, New York, NY)

3:30–4:00pm Coffee Break
4:00–5:00pm Discussion
5:00–5:15pm Day 1 Closing
6:30–9:30pm Dinner for workshop participants
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

8:00–9:00am Breakfast

Framing Lecture: "Gandhi's Intervention: Life, Liberalism and the Pursuit of Equity"
Faisal Devji (Oxford University, Cambridge, UK)

9:30–10:00am Comment and Discussion
Aaron Shakow and Salmaan Keshavjee
10:00–10:30am Coffee Break
10:30am–12:00pm Case 1: Tuberculosis and the Perpetuation of Health Policy Double Standards
"The Science of Latent TB Infection and the Moral Contours of Global Health Policy"
Salmaan Keshavjee, Aaron Shakow, and Suchitra Kulkarni (Harvard Medical School)
"Cost Ineffectiveness: Water, Tuberculosis, the Institutionalization of Health Economics"
Christian McMillen (University of Virginia, VA)
"The WHO and its Responsibilities Under Global Treaties"
Catherine Admay and Tom Nicholson (Duke University, NC)
12:00–12:30pm Discussion
12:30–1:30pm Lunch
1:30–2:30pm Case 2: Ebola and Extraction: Maintaining the Global Status Quo
"Ebola in West Africa"
Gene Richardson, Paul Farmer, and Ishaan Desai (Harvard Medical School)
"Neoliberalism and Architecture of Global Health"
Aaron Shakow, Rob Yates (Chatham House, London, UK), Rick Rowden (Center of Concern, Washington, DC), and Salmaan Keshavjee
2:30–3:00pm Discussion
Sinead Walsh (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Ireland)
3:00–3:15pm Reflection: "Political Economy and International Institutions"
Rick Rowden
3:15–3:30pm Comment and Discussion
Paul Farmer
3:30–4:00pm Coffee Break
4:00–5:00pm Case 3: Cholera and Indifference in Haiti: Is There a Legal Framework for Change?
"Legal losses, moral winds: how advocates forced UN accountability for cholera"
Brian Concannon, Mario Joseph, and Beatrice Lindstrom (Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti)
"Whither the Path to Accountability"
Mara Pillinger (George Washington University, Washington, DC)
5:00–5:30pm Discussion and Day 2 Closing
6:30–7:30pm Reception
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

8:00–9:00am Breakfast
9:00–9:30am Framing Lecture: "National Legal Recourse and Global Health: Using the Rules of Evidence"
Allan Brandt (Harvard University)
9:30–10:00am Discussion
Catherine Admay
10:00–10:30am "Suing for Justice"
Lynnette Mabote (AIDS & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa)
10:30–11:00am Discussion
Joia Mukherjee (Harvard Medical School & Partners In Health)
11:00–11:30am Coffee Break
11:30am–12:00pm Response to Symposium
Jean Comaroff (Harvard University)
12:00–12:30pm Closing Discussion