Next Beijing Healthcare Forum: Doha, TRIPS and Public Health

The next Beijing Healthcare Forum meets this Wednesday night, the 19th, at their usual spot at Gingko restaurant. The presenter this time is JAYASHREE WATAL, from the WTO, discussing “Implications of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health: Decisions at the WTO on implementing compulsory licences for exports.” Here’s the blurb from their website (as well as a homework assignment!):

Dear Beijing Healthcare Forum,

We’re excited to continue our bi-weekly meetings with a talk on ongoing debates at the WTO on compulsory licenses for exports. This subject will likely be of particular interest for members interested in pharmaceutical policy and public health. We hope you’ll come join us.

Our next Beijing Healthcare Forum will be Wednesday, May 19th. The location will continue to be Ginkgo Restaurant. 这个周三(5月19号)会议的地点又是在Gingko餐馆, 从安定门地铁站A口再往南走400m(在西边), which is 400m south of the Andingmen subway station on the West side of the street (see below for details and attached map). This week’s presentation will be in English. 这次演讲人要用英文讲话。 We will have participant translators available for non-English speakers.

Meeting Details 会议的细节:

Language: English
Topic: “Implications of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health”
Date: Wednesday, May 19th
Time: 8:00PM (Discussion starts promptly at 8:30PM, not 8:45PM)
Where: Gingko Restaurant
Address: 199 Andingmennei Dajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing 北京市东城区,安定门内大街199号
Ph #: 6402. 7532

This next meeting’s speaker will be Jayashree Watal of the World Trade Organization (世界贸易组织). A brief bio of Ms. Watal is below:

下次会议的演讲人是 Jayashree Watal女士. 演讲人简介:

Jayashree Watal has been a Counsellor in the Intellectual Property Division of the World Trade Organization since 2001. She additionally has more than 20 years of work experience in the government of India, 10 of which were spent focusing expressly on policy, diplomacy, economic research, and administration related to intellectual property rights. During this time, she negotiated the TRIPS Agreement in GATT/WTO on behalf of the government of India and contributed to policy making in the areas of trade policy, intellectual property, public health, and the environment.

Jayashree has researched and published extensively on economic issues related to intellectual property rights and public health and published the widely read book, Intellectual Property Rights in the WTO and Developing Countries (Oxford University Press, India and Kluwer Law International, 2001).

She has taught courses at Georgetown University Law Center as an adjunct professor and been a visiting scholar at John. F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Jayashree received a post-Master’s degree in International Trade Law from University of Paris V (Rene Descartes) and a Diploma in International Economic Relations from International Institute for Public Administration (IIAP) in 1992. She additionally has a Master’s in Economics from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics at the University of Pune.

Jayashree Watal自2001年在世贸组织知识产权部当顾问。另外,她有20多年的在印度政府工作的经验。其中10年的工作集中于研究知识产权有关的政策,外交,经济研究和管理的主题。在此期间, 她作为印度政府的代表在关贸总协定/世贸组织谈判过贸易有关的知识产权协定,并有助于制定贸易,知识产权,公共健康,环境保护方面的政策。

Jayashree发表了大量从一个经济眼光来追究知识产权和公共健康问题的文章,并出版一本书叫Intellectual Property Rights in the WTO and Developing Countries (牛津大学出版社,印度和Kluwer法律国际, 2001).



Lecture Topic 讲座题目:

Jayashree’s presentation will review the background and content of the Doha Declaration and discuss its implications for the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health. She will then explore the subsequent decisions on implementing compulsory licences for exports at the WTO.

Jayashree的演讲将检讨多哈宣言的背景和内容,并会讨论其对TRIPS 协定和公共健康的影响。她将探讨多哈宣言随后的关于为了出口实施强制许可的WTO决定。

Homework 功课:

2. Amendment of the TRIPS Agreement, December 6th, 2005

We want to reiterate our request to bring your friends and colleagues! Ms. Watal’s expertise and topic will have appeal among multiple fields and interdisciplinary interests.


Jared Glanz-Berger and Ray Deng


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