Centre for Global Health Policy


Stefan Elbe
Anne Roemer-Mahler
Eva Hilberg
David Brenner
Dagmar Rychnovská
Christopher Long

The pandemic of COVD-19 has been widely seen as a major test for the growing field of global health governance.

Yet the pandemic has also raised profound questions about the state of the global health governance architecture that has been built over the past two decades – with a resurgence of state-based national interests, the rise of vaccine nationalism, and growing great power competition in the field of global health. Members of the Centre have undertaken extensive efforts to probe the emerging implications of COVID-19 for:

Global Health Governance:

  • Roemer-Mahler, A. (2021). Less global, less health, less governance. Global Governance Futures, 63.
  • Samimian-Darash, L, Rabi, M, Hilberg, E and Elbe, S. 'A contested world health configuration: Global health governance after COVID-19' (under review).
  • Elbe, S., Rychnovská, D., and Brenner, D. 'Rebels, Vigilantes, and Mavericks: The Architectural Inversion of Global Health Governance' (under review)

Global Sequence Data Sharing:

Vaccine Equity, Virus Sharing and Viral Sovereignty:

  • Elbe, S. 'Who Owns a Deadly Virus? Viral Sovereignty, Global Health Emergencies and the Matrix of the International' (under review).

Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs):

  • Elbe, Stefan. 'Infrastructural Relations: Emergency Operations Centres, Site Ontology and Prefigurative Power' (under review).