2017-2018 Global(HEALTH+LAW) Series

The Law & Global Health Collaboration delved back into transgender rights, law and global health, and more, in the 2017-2018 year.
Continuing to support work connected to the transgender series we ran last year, the seminar series fostered 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, the talks helped 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 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.

Using Civic Imagination to Resist: Envisioning A Future With Sexual and Reproductive Rights - A collaboration between the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration, the Civics and Social Media Group and the Civic Imagination Project on April 18, 2018, this symposium brought USC and area experts and students together to explore new ways of ensuring sexual and reproductive health and rights within the United States and globally, in an increasingly restrictive political climate.
Reproductive Justice in the Era of Backlash - The second session of the Spring 2018 semester of the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration focused on reproductive health. Professor Michele Goodwin, who holds the Chancellor’s Professorship at the... Read More »
Legal and Health Dimensions of Trump’s Immigration Policies: What is Happening and What We Can Do About It - This first session of the Spring 2018 semester of the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration—Jan. 23— focused on the impacts of the Trump Administration’s immigration policies in Los Angeles... Read More »
Implications of the Trump Administration’s Policies: Climate Change, Environment and Global Health - On November 7th 2017, the USC Law and Global Health Collaboration held a session that focused on several of the Trump Administration's aggressive regulatory rollbacks and discussed their impact on climate change efforts, public health and environmental justice. The presenters also discussed potential legal challenges and interventions to support people in Los Angeles and across the globe.
Fake News and Censorship: Twin Challenges for Law and Global Health in the Digital Age - On October 10th 2017, the USC Law and Global Health Collaboration held an evidence-based discussion led by David Kaye, who presented on media censorship, fake news, and the implications for law and health.
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.