Should Colleges and Universities Mandate Vaccination for COVID-19?

Webinar //


Jul 23 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST


Debating Public Health & Community Trust


This webinar hosted by the University of Minnesota Consortium on Law and Values brings together top experts from multiple disciplines and different points of view. They will debate the ethical, legal, and policy issues raised by COVID vaccine mandates. Reflecting on the history of public health and realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, they will consider the effectiveness of mandates in advancing community health, the legal basis, and the impact on equity and trust.



  • Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota
  • Stephen B. Thomas, PhD, Director, Center for Health Equity, University of Maryland
  • Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University


  • Susan M. Wolf, JD, Chair, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, University of Minnesota

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