Join us for a series of illuminating discussions as the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration—Global(HEALTH+LAW)—delves back into transgender rights, law and global health, and more, in the 2017-2018 year.
We will continue to support work connected to the transgender series we ran last year, and will foster evidence-based dialogue and research on the implications of the Trump administration’s policies on select law and health topics. From the local to the global, and from climate change to immigrant health, our speaker series will help us to set a research agenda relevant to students and faculty from across USC.


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.

2017-2018 Series

Each month speakers will introduce issues and challenges that arise at the intersection of global health and law, and open the room for conversation.

See more information about upcoming events, as well as discussion summaries from previous events, in the posts below.

10/10/17- Fake News and Censorship: Twin Challenges for Law and Global Health in the Digital Age - Join the USC Law and Global Health Collaboration on October 10th for an evidence-based discussion lead by David Kaye, who will present on media censorship, fake news, and the implications for law and health.
09/12/17 – Implication of the Trump Administration’s Policies on Law and Global Health: Evidence and Preliminary Reflections - The Law and Global Health Collaboration kickstarts this year’s series exploring the implications of the Trump administration’s policies on select law and health topics. Please join us on Sept. 12, 2017 as Parveen Parmar leads an evidence-based discussion on the effects of policy changes implemented by the Trump administration.