Current Visiting Scholars


The Minerva Center for Human Rights is hosting the following Visiting Scholars during the 2017-2018 academic year:




Lisa Forman

Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Lisa Forman is an Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and holds a Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and Global Health Equity. Lisa’s research focuses on the contribution that international human rights law related to health can make to remediating global health inequities, with a focus on the right to health in international law, universal health coverage, access to essential medicines, trade rules, and the social determinants of health. Lisa qualified as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa, with a BA and LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her graduate studies include a Masters in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University and a Doctorate in Juridical Science from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law. She is co-editor of Access to Medicines as a Human Right: Implications for Pharmaceutical Industry Responsibility (University of Toronto Press, 2012), and has authored over 70 articles and book chapters related to the right to health.





Jasmin Wennersbusch

​Visiting Scholar at the Minerva Center for Human Rights, Tel Aviv University

Jasmin Wennersbusch holds a Doctor iuris and a Magistra iuris from the University of Düsseldorf as well as an LL.M. in international law from the University of Cambridge. She worked as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Düsseldorf, served as a researcher for the Cambridge Human Trafficking Research Panel and volunteered for the Climate Law and Governance Initiative in Cambridge and Marrakesh. Dr. Wennersbusch specializes in public and private international law. Her academic interests include international human rights law, international humanitarian law, international law of global governance and the interface between public and private international law. For her doctoral dissertation, which examines the tensions between party autonomy and protection of the weaker party in European international divorce, maintenance and succession law, she was awarded the highest distinction and two prizes for outstanding academic achievement. It will be published in the course of 2017.




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