Justice in Global Health: Who Will Lead?

Global Health Justice & Governance Program Launch

Monday, October 22, 4:00–5:30 pm.


Leading in public health requires thinking across boundaries. The Global Health Justice and Governance program addresses complex public health challenges by advancing justice in the areas of gender, environment and climate, and food. The program integrates public health, legal, and scientific expertise from across the University to promote, protect, and fulfill the right to health.


Cecile Richards (Moderator) 
Former President
Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Lopa Banerjee
Chief of the Civil Society Section
UN Women

Terry McGovern, JD
Harriet and Robert H. Heilbrunn Chair, Population and Family Health, and Director, Global Health Justice and Governance
Columbia Mailman School

Hilary Pennington
Executive Vice President for Program
Ford Foundation

Jeff Shaman, PhD
Associate Professor and Director of the Climate and Health Program
Columbia Mailman School

Chelsea Clinton, DPhil, MPH (Closing Remarks)
Vice Chair, The Clinton Foundation 
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Health Policy and Management, Columbia Mailman School

Please note that Natalia Kanem, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund, was unable to participate.