The Law & Health Care Program, International and Comparative Law Program, Student Health Law Organization and International Law Society at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law invite you to attend a discussion on Global Health and Human Rights with
Alicia Ely Yamin, JD, MPH, of the Global Health and Rights Project at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, and Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University (GHELI)
Alicia Ely Yamin is currently a Senior Fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics (PFC) at Harvard Law School, where she leads the Global Health and Rights Project in collaboration of and the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator (GHELI) at Harvard University.
Yamin is also an Adjunct Lecturer on Global Health and Population at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, an affiliate of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School (Spring, 2020).
From 2016-18, Yamin was a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center; from 2011-2016 she was a Lecturer on Law and Public Health at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, as well as serving as Policy Director at Harvard's Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights.
Trained in both law and public health at Harvard, Yamin’s 20+-year career at the intersection of global health and human rights has bridged academia and activism, as well as law and global health/development. Yamin has lived and worked in Latin America and East Africa for half of her professional life, working with and through local advocacy organizations.
Known globally for her trans-disciplinary scholarship in relation to economic and social rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the right to health, Yamin has contributed to the work of human rights treaty-monitoring bodies, UN Special Procedures, and reports prepared for Human Rights Council. She regularly provides testimony and guidance to tribunals and legislative bodies around the globe, in relation to the application of international and constitutional law to health issues.
In 2016, the UN Secretary General appointed Yamin as one of ten international global health experts to the Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) for the Global Strategy on Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yamin also serves on the WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Health Technology Assessments for Universal Health Coverage in the SDGs.
Yamin has published dozens of scholarly articles in both law journals and peer-reviewed public health journals. Her latest book, Power, Suffering and the Struggle for Dignity: Human Rights Frameworks for Health and Why They Matter, with a foreword by Paul Farmer, is now available in Spanish (Ediciones UniAndes, 2018). Her forthcoming book , When Misfortune becomes Injustice: Evolving Human Rights Struggles for Health and Social Equality will be published by Stanford University Press in 2020.
Yamin was a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) for 15 years and the Chair from 2009-2014 (Vice-Chair, 2001-2009). She is currently on the Board of Directors of Women in Global Health and chairs the advisory council of the Health Law Institute, which respectively promote women’s leadership and health workers’ rights in global health.