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

The two-day 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 to 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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