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Inaugural symposium: 'Global Health: What's justice got to do with it?'

5 February 2008


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The Spring 2008 UCL Institute for Global Health Symposia series begins on 12 February 2008.

The first symposium, 'Global Health: What's justice got to do with it?', will explore some of the questions of justice and morality underlying the global-health agenda.

It will take the form of a brief presentation by Professor Jonathan Wolff (UCL Philosophy), setting out some key questions, arguments and themes. This will be followed by a creative and entertaining discussion - moderated by Professor Anthony Costello (UCL Centre for International Health & Development) - in which attendees will be encouraged to voice their views.

Panel members will be Professor Deenan Pillay (UCL Infection & Immunity), Colm O'Cinneide (UCL Laws) and Craig Patterson, Chief Executive Officer of the UCL Institute for Global Health.

This new series of challenging and stimulating multidisciplinary global-health symposia aims to encourage you to learn more about, and get involved in, the new UCL Institute for Global Health.

The underlying philosophy of our work is that the solutions to achieving sustained long-term health improvement reside equally in all UCL disciplines, from the arts and humanities, built environment, engineering and law, to basic and applied biomedical sciences.

We need your involvement, your energy and your disciplines' intellectual capital to make a difference.

UCL staff and students, policymakers and members of the broader community are welcome, 4.30-6pm, 12 February 2008, in the JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, UCL.

The subsequent Spring 2008 symposia will be:

  • 11 March 2008 - 'Land Evictions in Mumbai'
  • 15 April 2008 - 'HIV/AIDS: Where next without a magic bullet?'
  • 13 May 2008 - 'Global Health Governance - Who is accountable to whom?'

To find out more or to register your interest in the UCL Institute for Global Health, use the link at the top of this article.