11/7/18 – Trojan Scholar Spotlight: Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights at USC

The USC Law & Global Health Collaboration is excited to shine a light on some of the exemplary work happening right here at USC around sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Our panelists exemplify the value of attention to the legal environment and to global health in addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) topics! The discussion will span attention to the global use of rape as a weapon of war; the commodification of women’s bodies through surrogacy in Mexico; and the role of sex workers’ support networks in New York City and here in Los Angeles. A respondent with years of experience locally and globally in SRHR issues will open the discussion with reflections on commonalities and differences in the law and global health nexus across these issues, and the implications for research, programming and advocacy!

Wednesday Nov. 7, 2018

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
School of Social Work (SWC), Room 106
USC University Park Campus




Mellissa Withers Associate Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine

Lauren Levitt
PhD Candidate, USC Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism

April Hovav
PhD Candidate, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Zooey Zara
Director, Sex Workers Outreach Project-Los Angeles


Sarah MacCarthy
Associate Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation

Watch the livestream: https://www.facebook.com/USCGlobalHealth.  The video will be posted here and on YouTube after the event. 

This talk is part of the 2018-2019 Global(HEALTH+LAW) Series, hosted by the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration, supported by the USC Collaboration Fund.