Public Talk: Global Legal Epidemiology
Steven J. Hoffman, Director of the Global Strategy Lab, Professor of Global Health, Law, and Political Science at York University, and Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Population & Public Health
Tuesday, 02 October 2018, 5.30pm to 7pm
Oxford Martin School, Lecture Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD
Global Legal Epidemiology: Developing a Science Around Whether, When and How International Law Can Address Global Challenges
Introducing a pioneering approach to ‘global legal epidemiology’, Prof Steven Hoffman will discuss legal mechanisms available for coordinating international responses to transnational problems, their prospects, and their challenges. Global legal epidemiology is the scientific study of international law as a factor in the cause, distribution, and promotion of outcomes around the world. It involves evaluating the effectiveness of international legal mechanisms on the basis of their quantifiable effects and drawing implications for the development of future treaties.
Prof Hoffman will draw on examples from public health, including tobacco control and antimicrobial resistance, identifying wider lessons for potential international treaties in other domains such as the environment, human rights and trade.
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD
17.30-19.00, followed by drinks reception (19:00-19:45)
Booking: Public event - all welcome. Booking required.