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Recalibrating Global Justice Philosophy

Sous l’égide du International Resource Group for Global Health Justice, duquel Lisa Eckenwiler et Ryoa Chung sont membres, Sridhar Venkatapuram et Anna Zielinska ont co-organisé le colloque intitulé « Recalibrating Global Justice Philosophy »

14th October 2022 online and in person: register Here

Jointly Hosted by the YTL Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law, KCL & International Resource Group for Global Health Justice (IRG-GHJ).

Part 1:  Conference  9AM to 4PM  (UK Time)

09:00 Coffee & Registration
09:30 Opening / livestream starts. 

Welcome & Day Overview

Sridhar Venkatapuram, IRG-GHJ (Chair), Global Health Institute, KCL, https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/sridhar-venkatapuram 

09:50 Panel – “Sex panic” – Sex, Sexuality, and Gender in International Relations.

Chair: Gabriela Arguedas-Ramírez, IRG-GHJ, Universidad de Costa Rica, https://filosofia.ucr.ac.cr/personal/profesores/gabriela-arguedas/ 

  1. Sex, War, Sustainability and the World Health Assembly – Last Week in Review
  2. Queering atrocity prevention
  3. Global Trends in LGBT Rights During the Covid-19 Pandemic
10:00 Prof. Cynthia Weber, Sussex University (video recording), [Book – Queer International Relations]  

  1. https://profiles.sussex.ac.uk/p69852-cynthia-weber/publications
  2. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/queer-international-relations-9780199795864?cc=us&lang=en& 
  3. https://youtu.be/H8MgE0fc9Ws
  4. https://www.kcl.ac.uk/lgbt-figures-you-should-know-cynthia-weber-and-v-spike-peterson 
10:45 Dr. Avni Amin, World Health Organization, Dept. of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research on Violence against Women, Online / Video Recording (TBC)

  1. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Avni-Amin 
  2. https://youtu.be/SQosF0lXHx8?t=454 
  3. https://www.who.int/teams/sexual-and-reproductive-health-and-research-(srh)/areas-of-work 

Sridhar Venkatapuram – Comments

11:30 Tea break
11:55 Panel – Racism

Chair: Anna C. Zielinska, IRG-GHJ, University of Lorraine, France, https://philo.shs-nancy.univ-lorraine.fr/membre/-anna-c-zielinska  

  1. The challenge of Enlightenment racism to the study of the history of philosophy (Locke & Kant) – Robert Bernasconi
  2. « Racism in Western History of Political Thought: Locke, Jefferson, Kant and other racists »  Adrian Blau (video)
  3. Racism in the History of Political Thought: Real or Incoherent?Adrian Blau
12:00 Dr. Gene Richardson, Harvard Medical School, [Book- Epidemic Illusions. On the Coloniality of Global Public Health]

Co-chair, the Lancet Commission on Reparations and Redistributive Justice

  1. https://ghsm.hms.harvard.edu/faculty-staff/eugene-richardson
  2. https://mitpress.mit.edu/9780262045605/epidemic-illusions/
  3. https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/lancet-reparations/home
  4. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01102-8/fulltext
12:45 Dr. Olusoji Adeyi, President, Resilient Health Systems [Book – Global Health in Practice]

Senior Associate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Formerly, Director, Health, Nutrition, and Population Global Practice at the World Bank

  1. https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/12520
  2. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Olusoji-Adeyi 
  3. https://www.brookings.edu/events/reinventing-global-health-in-africa-and-the-developing-world/ 
  4. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/event/power-dynamics-and-global-health-can-the-south-lead-for-a-change/ 


13:30 45 minutes lunch break
14:25 Panel – Methodologies

Chair: Jonathan Wolff, IRG-GHJ, Univ of Oxford


14:30 Prof. Alison Jaggar, IRG-GHJ, Univ of Colorado, [Decolonizing Anglo-American Political Philosophy: The Case of Migration Justice]

  1. https://www.colorado.edu/philosophy/people/emeriti/alison-jaggar
  2. https://academic.oup.com/aristoteliansupp/article-abstract/94/1/87/5866063?redirectedFrom=fulltext&login=true 
  3. https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/feminism-ethics/
15:15 Prof. Alexander Broadbent, Univ of Durham, [Errors in global level epidemiology]

  1. https://www.durham.ac.uk/staff/alex-broadbent/
  2. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/9781137315601 
  3. https://theconversation.com/why-heavy-handed-policing-wont-work-for-lockdowns-in-highly-unequal-countries-135989
16:00 Closing Remarks 
17:00 Public Lecture by Dr. Ayoade Alakija (Great Hall, Strand) – [separate registration]

Part 2: Public Lecture  –  register Here

17:00 Public Lecture by Dr. Ayoade Alakija (Great Hall, Strand) 

Dr. Alakija is Special Envoy the ACT-Accelerator and Co-Chair of the ACT-Accelerator Principals, Co-Chair Africa Union African Vaccine Delivery Alliance, Former Chief Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria

  1. https://www.who.int/news/item/16-12-2021-dr-ayoade-alakija-appointed-who-special-envoy-for-the-act-accelerator 
  2. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/07/health/ayoade-alakija-covid-vaccines.html 
  3. https://emergencycoordinationcenter.com/about/
  4. https://100.newafricanmagazine.com/influencer/dr-ayoade-alakija
  5. https://www.pbs.org/wnet/amanpour-and-company/guests/ayoade-alakija/  
17:30  Q & A – Moderator, Sridhar Venkatapuram
18:00 Close
16:00 Closing Remarks 
18:00 to 19:30 Drinks Reception


Since 2020, the Independent Resource Group for Global Health Justice (IRG-GHJ), founded by Sridhar Venkatapuram, Associate Professor of Global Health & Philosophy at King’s College London has aimed to provide political philosophy perspectives on global health justice and injustices which were made blatant in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.  This second annual IRG-GHJ conference considers the need to think not only on issues of global health justice, but more fundamentally about the philosophy of global justice itself.