April Monthly Meeting

Global Access to Medicines and International Science Policy Challenges

with Donovan Guttieres and Aashish Khullar (UN Major Group for Children and Youth)

Monday, April 3, 2017

6:00–7:30 pm

56-180

Dinner provided for attendees!

Price hikes in the pharmaceutical industry have recently been the target of heavy criticism in the US. However, expensive drugs in developing countries have long constituted a major public health issue, compounded by complex intellectual property regulations and concerns over safety.

We will be joined by Donovan Guttieres (TPP '18; Coordinator, UN MGCY) and Aashish Khullar (Organizing Partner, UN MGCY; Economy Futures Group of MIT and Harvard). They will share their experiences working on global access to medicines and other international issues with major science policy components. Join us as we discuss challenges for evidence-based policymaking in an international context, as well as ways young practitioners can engage in science policy discussions at the global level and upcoming opportunities.

In addition, we're looking for people interested in getting involved in SPI leadership next year! The current exec board will be speaking about our positions at the meeting, and we will be opening up nominations soon afterwards. Feel free to reach out to any of us with questions and stay tuned for more information.