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Symposium: Global health governance

6 May 2008


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The next UCL Institute for Global Health Symposium, 'Global Health Governance: Who is accountable to whom?', will take place on 13 May 2008.

The symposium will explore some of the questions of governance underlying the global health agenda, including:

  • what is governance and how does it differ from government?
  • should democracy be an important component of any global governance structure, and if so what sort of democracy is desirable or plausible?
  • do major philanthropists create a democratic deficit within the global governance of health, given that they provide a large proportion of the global health budget?

The symposium will take the form of a brief presentation by Professor Richard Bellamy (UCL Political Sciences), setting out some key questions, arguments and themes, followed by a brief presentation by Mike Rowson (UCL Institute of Child Health), summarising what the global-governance arrangements are within health. Panel members discussing the broader implications of global health governance issues will be Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws) and Professor David Napier (UCL Anthropology).

An open discussion will then be moderated by Professor Anthony Costello (UCL Centre for International Health & Development), in which staff and students will be encouraged to voice their views.

'Global Health Governance: Who is accountable to whom?'
Tuesday 13 May 2008, 4.30-6pm
J Z Young Lecture Theatre, UCL Anatomy Building
Drinks will follow.

All are welcome - please register your interest by email so we can tailor the audience discussion to take account of your subject area.

To find out more about the UCL Institute for Global Health, use the link at the top of this article.