Monthly Archives: March 2010

Health as a Human Right: The Global Option

Health as a Human Right: The Global Option
Expanding the Legal Framework and Its Practical Impact
March 18th & 19th, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010
5:00pm-7:00pm; Skyroom, 100 McAllister Street
Welcome Reception: Symposium opening remarks, including a dedication to Virginia Leary.

Friday, March 19, 2010
8:30am-5:15pm; Alumni Reception Center, 200 McAllister Street

8:45 Panel 1: Health as a Human Right: In what ways can, and should, health be defined as a 
basic human right?
Panelists: Lynn Freedman, Columbia University School of Public Health / Ali Miller, Berkeley School of Law and 
Berkeley School of Public Health / Siglende Pommer, UC Hastings / Elizabeth Gibbons, UNICEF Deputy Director, Policy 
and Practice; Associate Director, Gender, Rights and Civic Engagement / Moderator: Naomi Roht-Arriaza, UC Hastings

10:30 Panel 2: Roundtable on Access to Health Care. The social and economic barriers to 
health care in the United States and globally. 
Panelists: Peter Lee, Pacific Business Group on Health / Eric Feldman, Univ. of Pennsylvania, School of Law / Shari 
Dworkin, UCSF Dept. of Social & Behavioral Sciences / Dr. Bertrand Vandeville, Director of Marin Community Health 
Clinic / Moderator: Osagie Obasogie, UC Hastings

12:00 Lunch and Keynote Speech: The Schlesinger Lecture: The Right to Health given by Mr. 
Stephen Lewis, Co-Director of AIDS-Free World & Professor in Global Health Studies at McMaster 

1:30 Panel 3: Health as a Human Right in Haiti: A Case Study. A discussion on access to 
basic health needs in Haiti, before and after the devastating Jan. 12th earthquake. 
Panelists: Brian Concannon, Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti /Mario Joseph, Director, Bureau des Avocats 
Internationaux / Meg Satterthwaite, NYU Human Rights Clinic /Nancy Dorsinville, Harvard School of Public Health / 
Moderator: Karen Musalo, UC Hastings

3:15 Panel 4: Roundtable: Human Rights as Essential Conditions for Human Health: 
The implications of describing human rights as necessary preconditions to human health. 
Panelists: Cheryl Hanna, Vermont Law School / Sheri Weiser, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital 
/ Connie de la Vega, USF School of Law / Vincent Iacopino, Senior Medical Advisor to Physicians for Human Rights 
(PHR) and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School / Moderator: Madhavi Dandu, 
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Medicine