Harvard Law School (HLS) is home to a number of faculty whose work relates closely to global health law, policy, and innovation. It features research programs on myriad topics related to global health and development, including racial justice, East Asian legal studies, environmental policies, human rights, law and economics, labor and health law, food law and policy, animal law, biotechnology and bioethics, corporate governance, entrepreneurship and venture finances, negotiation and dispute resolution, and also law and the sciences of the mind, brain, cognition, and behavior. HLS centers, institutes, and programs that engage with key aspects of global health include, for example, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, and the HLS Program on Negotiation.
The Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation (PON) advances the theory and practice of negotiation while training students and teachers to negotiate more effectively. The goal of the program is to reduce violence in a world where conflict is unavoidable. As a university consortium, PON draws on resources, publications, and events to bring people in the Boston area together to address these issues.
The Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (PILAC) focuses on international law to understand how to regulate armed conflict and curb its effects on civilians. Among its projects that relate to health within conflict zones, one is a program on medical care in armed conflict.