Health Justice Speaker Series
The Global Health Studies program co-sponsors a Health Justice Speaker Series, which brings to campus scholars and academics who can expand and deepen conceptions of what global health is and offer critical and analytical insights from different disciplinary perspectives.
Speakers are invited to campus to give public talks open to anyone interested in global health and to participate in discussions with faculty and students on key questions and issues related to their scholarship and health justice more broadly.
The Global Health Studies Advocates-in-Residence also give public talks on topics related to their professional interests and research.
The Future of Global Health: What Lies Ahead
Health justice activists Vuyiseka Dubula and Jamila Headley gave a public talk on April 18, 2019.
The Unchecked Power of the Purse: How Global Health Financing Sustains Inequity
Dr. Bernice Dahn gave public talk on April 10, 2019 as part of the Advocates-in-Residence Program.
The Judicialization of the Right to Health in Brazil
Professor João Biehl visited Yale on February 28, 2019, as part of the Health Justice Speaker Series.
Climate Change and Health Adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean
Steve Whittaker gave a talk on climate change and health adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean on February 14, 2019.
Drugs, Sex and Policy
Cyndee Clay and Evan Serio gave a public talk on “Drugs, Sex and Policy” January 29, 2019. They addressed how fear-based narratives surrounding “sex” and “drugs” shape criminal legal and policy decisions.
Embodying Social Injustice
Nancy Krieger, PhD, visited Yale on December 3, 2018 to discuss how health inequities in the US today reflect how people biologically embody structural injustice, both past and present.
Radical Deprivation on Trial
Diana Rodríguez-Franco visited Yale on November 14, 2018, to discuss the central arguments of her book, Radical Deprivation on Trial: The Impact of Judicial Activism on Socioeconomic Rights in the Global South.