14 - 15 April 2021, 14:00 - 18:30
Online event
Open to the public
This event is free - register below to attend

This conference explores themes in global health justice in the light both of the pandemic and growing awareness of the need to raise new voices and new perspectives in debates about how to understand and mitigate the gross disparity in health prospects we see around the world. Bringing together academics in global health, bioethics and political philosophy with policymakers, we aim to create space for a broad conversation around new directions in global health justice. The conference is co-hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government and the Independent Resource Group for Global Health Justice.

Please note: All times shown are BST. This conference will be held online via Zoom. Register below to receive joining instructions.

14 April 2021

Introduction and welcome – 14:00–14:15.

Panel 1: 'Decolonising global health' – 14:15–15:45

  • Caesar Atuire, University of Ghana
  • Gabriela Arguedas, University of Costa Rica
  • Abha Saxena, University of Geneva and the INCLEN Trust International

Panel 2: 'Vaccine nationalism' – 16:00–17:30

  • Ryoa Chung, University of Montreal
  • Sanjay Reddy, New School for Social Research
  • Sridhar Venkatapuram, King’s College London

Keynote: 'The right to health in the time of a pandemic' – 18:00 to 19:00

  • Tlaleng Mofokeng, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right of Everyone to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Mental and Physical Health

15 April 2021

Panel 1: 'Care ethics and global health justice' – 14:00–15:30

  • Lisa Eckenwiler, George Mason University
  • Ndidi Nwaneri, Loyola University
  • Fiona Robinson, Carleton University

Panel 2: 'Future directions in global health institutions' – 15:45–17:15

  • Nicole Hassoun, Binghamton University
  • Philani Mthembu, Institute for Global Dialogue
  • Jonathan Wolff, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Keynote: 'It takes a village: creating health equity together in a post-pandemic world' – 17:30–18:00

  • Loyce Pace, Director, Office of Global Affairs at the US Department of Health and Human Services

Closing session – 18:00 to 18:30



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