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April 15, 2021

A Conversation with Ms. Lisa Carty: The Role of Multilateral Organizations in Addressing the Fragmentations in Secondary Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic Blog Post

by Velen Yifei Wu (SFS'24)

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, Ms. Lisa Carty, the director of the Humanitarian Financing and Resource Mobilization Division at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), and a graduate of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, joined the Conversation for Global Health class. During Ms. Carty’s 25 years in foreign service, she worked in both multilateral organizations as well as the private sector in the United States and abroad. Her wide span of experiences provided her with a deep understanding of their contrasting yet somewhat complementary roles in addressing today’s global health challenges. Focusing on the responsibility and potential of multilateral partners, Ms. Carty stated that while multilateral systems are not perfect, “they hold tremendous resources and influence... to solve problems at scale.” 

March 14, 2021

Establishing Collective Action in Health: A Conversation with Dr. Margaret Hamburg Blog Post

by Erica Kim (SFS’24)

On March 9, 2021, the Conversations in Global Health lecture series welcomed Dr. Margaret Hamburg, foreign secretary of the National Academy of Medicine. Prior to her current position, Dr. Hamburg served as the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, vice president and senior scientist at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and New York City health commissioner. With an extensive background both in medical research and health policy, Dr. Hamburg reflected on her professional career and provided a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary perspective on health in the context of global diplomacy and social justice, offering illuminating feedback on the COVID-19 global response.