The robust growth of global health governance over the past 30 years has signalled the importance attached to global health within international society. The election of Donald Trump in the United States, though, has raised serious questions about what global health governance will look like going forward and whether the United States will back away from its leading role within these systems. In this talk, I will discuss how global health governance has grown and changed over the past 30 years, what challenges it faces in the next 5-10 years, why there are reasons for concern about its future, and whether there are any reasons for optimism.
Dr Jeremy Youde joined the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, at the Australian National University (ANU) as a Fellow and Senior Lecturer in January 2016. Prior to joining ANU, he held appointments at the University of Minnesota Duluth (where he also served as department head), Grinnell College, and San Diego State University after receiving his PhD in political science at the University of Iowa. His work focuses primarily on global health politics and the institutions that facilitate or hinder international responses to cross-border health concerns. He is the author of three books, co-editor of two books, and more than 30 peer-reviewed articles. He also contributes articles to the Duck of Minerva blog, the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, and World Politics Review, among other general interest outlets. Youde is the past treasurer and current chair of the Global Health Section of the International Studies Association and a member of the ISA Governing Council.