Public Lecture/Conference: Global health, global goods, and international community

Public Lecture and Two Day Conference
1-3 June 2011
Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation, The University of Manchester

This conference will focus on issues in global health and questions concerning shared commitments within the international community. It will bring together leading experts from academia and policy, representing a broad diversity of disciplinary backgrounds and approaches.

As part of this event, Professor Larry Gostin, from Georgetown University, will give a keynote public lecture entitled ‘Meeting Basic Survival Needs of the World’s Least Healthy People: Toward a Framework Convention on Global Health’.

Sessions will include:
Session 1 – Cosmopolitanism and Global Ethics
Session 2 – From the Public Interest to Global Goods
Session 3 – Needs, Obligations, and International Relations
Session 4 – International Health Obligations: From Words to Actions
Session 5 – Human Rights and Health
Session 6 – The Human Right to Health

Confirmed speakers and panelists:
Mr Neil Allen, School of Law, The University of Manchester
Professor Solomon Benatar, Bioethics Centre, University of Cape Town
Professor Malcolm Dando, Department of Peace Studies, Bradford University
Dr Angus Dawson, Centre for Professional Ethics, Keele University
Dr Anne-Maree Farrell, Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation, The University of Manchester
Mr Thomas Gebauer, Medico International, Germany
Professor Lawrence Gostin, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, School of Law, Georgetown University
Dr David Hall-Matthews, Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds
Mr Mark Heywood, Section 27, South Africa
Professor Stephen Latham, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University
Professor Gorik Ooms, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp
Ms Sadie Regmi, Universities Allied for Essential Medicine
Dr Catherine Rhodes, Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation, The University of Manchester
Professor Doris Schroeder, Centre for Professional Ethics, University of Central Lancashire, and Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Melbourne University
Professor John Sulston, Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation, The University of Manchester University
Dr Keith Syrett, School of Law, Bristol University
Professor Heather Widdows, Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, Birmingham University
Dr James Wilson, Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health, University College, London

Further information available here soon.
For queries contact: isei@manchester.ac.uk

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