September 16, 2009 —Al Sommer, Dean Emeritus of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, launched the first USC Global Health Lecture Series with a talk hosted in partnership with the USC Office of the Provost.
2009-2010 USC Global Health Lecture Series: Visions for Change
October 21-22, 2009 —Mauricio Hernández-Ávila, Deputy Minister at the Mexico Ministry of Health, presented two presentations focusing on Mexico regarding the H1N1 outbreak and public policy to prevent obesity and chronic disease.
November 10, 2009 —Ruth Levine a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, presented about compassion, conscience and common interest in global health. This lecture was hosted in partnership with the School of Policy, Planning, and Development A reception will follow the lecture.
January 20, 2010 —A USC Provost’s Distinguished Visitor, Judith Mackay is a senior policy advisor at the World Health Organization. Her lecture delved into the field of tobacco control—the good, the bad and the ugly.
March 2-3, 2010 — Joe Cerrell, director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, presented his lecture on issues surrounding advocacy, policy and change in global health.
April 6-7, 2010 — Jon Cohen, a correspondent for Science Magazine presented a talk about his experiences in tracking funds for HIV/AIDS.
May 11-12, 2010 — Internationally acclaimed scholar and lawyer Larry Gostin directs the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He presented two lectures at USC about issues surrounding meeting the survival needs of the least healthy people.