Pedro A. Villarreal is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. His research focus is on international and comparative law and issues of human health, as well as its intersections with international economic law. He is currently advisor to the German Ministry of Health and to governmental delegations in Geneva negotiating a new pandemic accord and amendments to the International Health Regulations. He received his PhD in Law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). His book, Pandemics and Law: A Global Governance Perspective (published in 2019 in Spanish) was awarded the Prize for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Law and Social Sciences. He is a member of the International Law Association´s Global Health Law Committee, the Coordinating Committee of the European Society of International Law´s Interest Group on International Health Law, the Global Health Law Consortium, and the German Alliance for Global Health Research.