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Global Health, Global Goods, and International Community

Public Lecture

Lawrence Gostin, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, School of Law, Georgetown University:

“Meeting Basic Survival Needs of the World’s Least Healthy People: Toward a Framework Convention on Global Health”

Conference Sessions

Each talk is available as a podcast (mp3 file). You will need an appropriate media player to listen to the mp3 files.

Session 1 ¦ Cosmopolitanism and Global Ethics
Angus Dawson, Centre for Professional Ethics, Keele University: Global Justice, Public Health Ethics and Community
Heather Widdows, Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, Birmingham University: Global (Bio)Ethics
Stephen Latham, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University: Do We Need a Theory of Global Health Ethics
Session 2 ¦ From the Public Interest to Global Goods
James Wilson, Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health, University College, London: Drug Resistance, Patents and Justice
Ronald Bayer, HIV Centre for Clinical and Behavioural Studies, Columbia University: Tobacco and Public Health The Paradox of Inequality
Session 3 ¦ Needs, Obligations, and International Relations
Solomon Benatar, Bioethics Centre, University of Cape Town: Needs, Obligations, and International Relations for Global Health in the 21st Century
Catherine Rhodes, Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation, The University of Manchester: Health in the International Governance of Biotechnology
William Onzivu, Bradford University Law School, University of Bradford: (Re)Invigorating Global Health Normative Frameworks and Legal Obligations
Session 4 ¦ International Health Obligations: From Words to Actions
David Hall-Matthews, Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds: How Important is Political Accountability for Health Provision
Thomas Gebauer, Medico International, Germany: Institutionalising Solidarity for International Health
Malcolm Dando, Department of Peace Studies, Bradford University: Awareness and Education about the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention
Session 5 ¦ Health and Human Rights
Neil Allen, School of Law, The University of Manchester: Human Rights and Mental Health - Lost in Translation
Keith Syrett, School of Law, Bristol University: Climate Change, Accountability and the Human Right to Health
Doris Schroeder, Centre for Professional Ethics, University of Central Lancashire, and Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Melbourne University: The Human Right to Health - Whose Obligation

The Royal Society Policy Publications - Brain Waves series

Image of Front Cover of Brain Waves 1 Report

This first report from the Brain Waves project is a series of essays authored by leading experts in neuroscience, bioethics, and science and technology policy. The essays review the state of development of neuroscience and neurotechnology and discuss the translation of this knowledge into useful applications. The authors discuss their own views on how developments might impact on society, examining some of the opportunities and risks, as well as the ethical questions and governance issues. John Harris, a member of the Brain Waves Steering Group and iSEI colleague Sarah Chan have contributed a chapter on Neuroethics.

The final report of the Royal Society’s Brain Waves project, Brain Waves 4: Neuroscience and the Law, was published December 2011. John Harris was a member of the Working Party that explored how research into the way brain function affects behaviour may be bought to bear on the regulation of behaviour by the law, including the relevance and limitations of this application of neuroscience.

The Hinxton Group statement on stem cells

As steering committee/group members of The Hinxton Group: An International Consortium on Stem Cells, Ethics & Law, John Harris and Sarah Chan contributed to the development of a leading Statement on Policies and Practices Governing Data and Materials Sharing and Intellectual Property in Stem Cell Science, which was published in January 2011.

Who Owns Science?

The Manchester Manifesto

UPDATE: The launch of The Manchester Manifesto has attracted a great deal of attention. Read our Responses.

The Manchester Manifesto, launched in late November 2009, is a response to the threat posed by the current system of Intellectual Property. The document has its origins in the Institute’s launch event during which we considered the question of ‘Who Owns Science?’.


From iSEI's Launch

The agenda-setting public lectures given to mark the launch of iSEI are available here to view online and to read as a transcript:

Read our draft "Statement of the Problem" which sets the scope of our research. [PDF 91KB]

Media highlights from the launch meeting on 5 July 2008 include a Letter to the Editor by John Sulston and Joseph Stiglitz and a corresponding News report. (Links go to The Times online.)

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