On March 14, GSL Director Steven Hoffman gave a public lecture titled “If an international law breaks in the forest, dos it make a sound?” at the Markham Public Library as part of the Scholars Hub Speaker Series. He discussed the importance of international law, and the ways in which international laws regarding health are intended to help countries work together in times of crisis and prevent outbreaks from increasing in severity. Despite this importance, there is not currently a reliable system to ensure countries adhere to the international treaties they sign. As such, Hoffman suggests that we need to come up with alternative strategies for upholding international legal agreements.
The presentation can be viewed here.