Viewpoints: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Welcome to our new series, Viewpoints, which we have launched to celebrate the Health and Human Rights Journal 25th anniversary, and our new publishing partnership: The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University and the Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University. The Journal was launched under the editorship of Jonathan Mann in 1994, the founder of the FXB Center and the founding Dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health.

To mark this milestone, Viewpoints seeks short commentaries from authors, reflecting on the development of the health and human rights movement, its current challenges, future opportunities, and most urgent priorities.

The series begins with the editorial from our December 2019 issue in which we examine the role the Journal itself has played in capturing and contributing to the richness of the movement. The first two Viewpoints are from Audrey Chapman and Sofia Gruskin who reflect on the origins of the journal and current challenges and directions forward. Each week we hope to publish more contributions.

We invite scholars, activists, law and health professionals, policy people, and students to contribute to this series. Details for submissions can be found here.