The Rise of Corporate Sovereignty? The story of global health governance, tobacco, and trade

USC Institute for Global Health Associate Director Heather Wipfli addressed Occidental College today to describe the negotiation process of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Drawing from her experience as a technical officer in the WHO secretariat responsible for the negotiations of the landmark treaty, she shared insights on the contentious discussions surrounding trade and how trade litigation has been used in the post-FCTC era by transnational tobacco companies to resist public health regulation. Learn more about the subject in her new book,The Global War on Tobacco.