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School of Politics and International Relations

Leadership in Global Health Governance workshop

16 January 2013

Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Campus

The purpose of the workshop is to assess the relevance, importance, and character of leadership in global health. The workshop will bring together academics from the fields of Public Health and Medical History, International Relations, Development Studies, Political Science, Economics and Sociology. The workshop will explore the role of leadership in global health, including historical and contemporary case studies and the different methodologies and conceptual approaches used to understand leadership. The ultimate objective of the workshop is to build a research network around leadership in global health.

Leadership in Global Health Governance Workshop Programme

Welcome and introduction - Sophie Harman (QMUL) & Simon Rushton (University of Sheffield)

Leadership in other areas of global governance: what can we learn?

• Stephen Gill (York University), ‘Global Leadership, Organic Crisis and Global Health’
• Linsey McGoey (University of Essex), ‘Blind leaders: on the politics of leverage
• Alexander Betts (University of Oxford), Leadership in the global governance of migration.

Leadership in Global Health Governance: actors and agency

• David McCoy (QMUL), ‘Leadership in global health governance: actors and agency’
• Hooman Momen (World Health Organization), ‘Leadership and the WHO’
• Devi Sridhar & Ngaire Woods (not attending in person) (University of Oxford), ‘Trojan Multilateralism: Shifting Leadership in Global Health Governance'

Lessons from history: successes and failures in global health leadership

• Theodore Brown (Rochester University), ‘The World Health Organization and Global Health Leadership: the (G)olden Days’
• Anne-Emanuelle Birn (University of Toronto), 'Leadership in Global Health Governance: Perspectives on actors and agency from the prewar and interwar eras'
• Sanjoy Bhattacharya (University of York), ‘Of the ‘leaders’ and the ‘led’: Historical insights into the ‘globalisation’ of international health’

Future agenda and research strategy

• Sophie Harman (QMUL)
• Simon Rushton (University of Sheffield)

To book a place for this workshop, please register here

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