In its inaugural series, the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration—Global(HEALTH+LAW)—delved into transgender rights, law and global health, and more, in the 2016-2017 year. 

Global(HEALTH+LAW)

The USC Law & Global Health Collaboration advances scholarship and provides monthly lectures and public discussions at the intersection of law and global health. Virtually all significant global health topics raise challenging issues for the law, which are better understood and addressed when considered from an multidisciplinary basis. The collaboration invites interested students, faculty and staff to partake in a free exchange of ideas and collaboration on these important topics.

Supported by the USC Research Collaboration Fund, Professor Sofia Gruskin, director of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights, leads this collaboration alongside USC Gould Professor of Law and Medicine Alexander Capron and USC Research Professor and Associate Dean of Research Charles Kaplan from the School of Social Work. Subscribe to the listserv to stay up-to-date about future events and activities.

2016-2017 Series

In Transition: Gender [Identity], Law & Global Health

Each month speakers introduced issues and challenges that arise at the intersection of global health and law, and open the room for conversation. In addition to six discussions focused on transgender rights, law and global health, additional sessions explored a range of interests.

Alongside this year’s exploration of transgender issues, the USC Law and Global Health Collaboration encouraged junior faculty and researchers working at the intersection of law and global health to identify new pathways for research.

See more information about the series events, including discussion summaries, in the posts below.

04/21/17 – In Transition: Gender [Identity], Law & Global Health Research Symposium - This half-day research focused symposium is the capstone event concluding the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration’s year-long series focusing on transgender issues at the intersection of law and global health.
03/23/17 – Transgender Youth Care in the New Millennium - Johanna Olson-Kennedy M.D., director of the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, led a session drawing on her expertise in the care of gender non-conforming children and transgender youth. 
01/25/17 – Generating Research to Support Transgender Populations - The USC Law & Global Health Collaboration hosted a discussion on January 25, 2017 regarding ways to generate research to support transgender populations. Professor Laura Ferguson led the discussion.
11/22/16 – Legal and Other Barriers to Protection for Transgender Asylum-Seekers in the US - The USC Law & Global Health Collaboration hosted a discussion on November 22, 2016 to highlight health and rights challenges faced by transgender asylum-seekers in the United States. Professor Niels Frenzen led the discussion.
10/11/16 – Maximizing Sexual Health & Rights of Transgender Populations: The Changing Role of the International Classification of Diseases - The USC Law & Global Health Collaboration hosted a discussion on October 11, 2016 to address the critical role that the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) plays in the health, rights, and lives of trans populations. Expert Sofia Gruskin lead the discussion.
09/13/16 – In Transition: Gender [Identity], Law & Global Health - The USC Law & Global Health Collaboration hosted a discussion on September 13, 2016, to introduce terminology and how legal scholars, scientists, and activists address key topics impacting transgender populations. Experts included Professor David Cruz and Sofia Gruskin.

Special Session

05/09/17 -Toxic Stress, Human Rights and Health Equity: Local and Global Implications for Research - Continuing the Law & Global Health Collaboration’s exploration of new and emerging issues at the intersection of law and global health, this session focused on the work of early-career researchers.

Working Groups:

Join one of our working groups (fill out the form below and we will follow up with you):

  1. Working Group on Identity & Transgender Populations: This group is interested in exploring trans identities, gender constructions, and cultural constructions and continuums.
  2. Working Group on Legal Barriers & Transgender Populations: This group is interested in exploring legal barriers that individuals face, particularly in accessing health services and accessing justice.
  3. Working Group on Structural Barriers & Transgender Populations: This group is interested in exploring structural barriers, particularly around delivering trans-friendly health care and services.

 


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