Join us this year as the Law & Global Health Collaboration explores the intersections of law and global health as it relates to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

Following the last two years of work supporting the health and rights of transgender populations and exploring the implications of the Trump administration’s policies, this year’s series brings the two streams together to help USC move towards research and action in the area of SRHR.


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 a 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.

2018-2019 Series

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

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

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.
The Global Right to Health: Successes & Failures in the Fight Against Hate - The USC Law & Global Health Collaboration hosted a presentation by Anand Grover, renowned Senior Advocate to the Supreme Court of India and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, at USC on Oct. 18.
From Laws and Standards to Implementation of Interventions in Global Health: Human Rights in Praxis - Join the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration at the next installment of the 2018-2019 Global(HEALTH+LAW) Series exploring sexual and reproductive health and rights: a discussion of human rights policy and action led by Rajat Khosla, Senior Human Rights Officer at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
SDGs in LA: Sustainable Solutions to Los Angeles’s Wicked Problems Sustainable Development Goals, HIV & Human Rights: Advancing Equality, Inclusion and Justice - In this Aug. 29 lecture, Director of the United Nations Development Programme’s HIV, Health and Development Group Mandeep Dhaliwal presented on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, HIV and human rights with commentary provided by strategy and governance consultant Jeffrey O’Malley.