Inventing Global Health: Conflicts and Concepts

October 14, 2011


President's Room, Faculty House, Columbia University

Event Type: 

Seminar hosted by the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health and the Center for the Study of Culture, Politics and Health. Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

Over the course of the past decade, few fields have experienced such significant growth as has taken place in the field of global health. Yet, while much of this growth is very recent the intellectual roots of this rapidly expanding field are much deeper, and its historical foundations have been built over a far longer history. This up-coming
seminar will explore three overlapping themes: intellectual paradigms, institutions, and policies that have shaped and been shaped by different understandings of the global. The seminar will also consider the impact that this framing has had in relation to the politics of global health.

Keynote speakers will be:

Theodore Brown, Professor of History, University of Rochester
Ann-Emanuelle Birn, Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.
Richard Parker, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University.

Students and faculty are welcomed to attend. Space is limited. Please RSVP with NiTanya Nedd at

Support for the organization of this seminar has been provided by the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), the Columbia Population Research Center and the Department of Sociomedical Sciences in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University


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