Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health

Conference: Justice and the Social Determinants of Health


Launch Conference for the UCL Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health

Co-sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council Ethics of Risk Project; the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL; The Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London; and Goodenough College

8th and 9th December 2008


After the cyclone, fresh water became the most vital necessity for the survivors of SIDR. Shoronkhola, Khulna, Bangladesh. January 16, 2008. K. M. Asad / Majority World

December 8th: Goodenough College

9.30 Welcome and Regis

10.00 Professor Sir Michael Marmot, MRC Research Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL

"Health in an unequal world: basis for action"

11.15 Richard Wilkinson, Professor of Social Epidemiology, Nottingham University

"The challenge of inequality"

12.30 Lunch

1.30 Jonathan Wolff, Professor of Philosophy, and Director of the Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health, UCL

"Disadvantage, risk, and the social determinants of health"

2.45 Gopal Sreenivasan, Crown Professor of Ethics, Duke University

"Ethics and epidemiology: relatives versus absolutes"

4.00 Tea

4.15 Dan Hausman, Herbert A. Simon Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Health disparities and injustices"

5.30 Reception

December 9th: Room 336 North Block Senate House (click here for map.) 

9.00 Coffee and registration

9.30 Further discussion of Dan Hausman’s paper

10.45 Further discussion of Gopal Sreenivasan’s paper

12.00 Break

2.00 James Wilson, Lecturer in Philosophy and Health UCL

"Not So Special After All? Daniels and the Social Determinants of Health"

3.00 Sridhar Venkatapuram, ESRC-DFID Research Fellow, Epidemiology UCL

"A Bird's Eye View"

4.00 Close

To register (no charge) please email j.wolff@ucl.ac.uk

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The first day of this event will be held at Goodenough College, 23 Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB. Please click here for directions.

Goodenough College is an independent college for international postgraduate students. As a distinctive academic and professional community of 700 members from over 90 countries, the College encourages intellectual exchange through workshops, seminars, conferences and cultural, artistic and sporting activities. Seated in the academic heart of London, the College
is an ideal environment for international networking.