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Book Launch for Global Health: Ethical Challenges

March 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

This webinar will take place via the Joint Centre for Bioethics YouTube channel, so please be sure to register to receive the link TWO HOURS before the event.

The Joint Centre for Bioethics and the Centre for Global Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto are pleased to co-host this virtual book launch of Global Health Ethical Challenges (2nd edition) by Solomon Benatar and Gillian Brock, eds.

This talk will feature reflections on the book from Eric M. Meslin followed by three brief commentaries from authors Ross Upshur, Angela Mashford-Pringle, and Isabella Bakker who contributed chapters to it. The session will be introduced by Jennifer Gibson, and the Q&A will be facilitated by Erica Di Ruggiero.

Individuals wishing to purchase the book in Canada can place orders through local bookstore Caversham at http://a.cavbk.ca/GHEC2e. Caversham is offering a 10% discount and free shipping to orders placed in Canada.

International orders can be placed directly through the Cambridge website to receive 20% off (please note: they do charge for shipping) via www.cambridge.org/globalhealthlaunch. To receive the discount be sure to enter code ‘GLH2021’ at checkout.

About the Book

Addressing global health, one of the largest challenges facing humanity this century, is becoming an ever more formidable task with the accelerated destruction of the planet and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Building upon the successful first edition, this volume outlines how progress towards improving global health relies on understanding its core social, economic, political, environmental and ideological aspects. Multi-disciplinary authors suggest theoretically compelling arguments for what we must do, providing practical recommendations for promoting global and planetary health despite contemporary constraints. The importance of cross-cultural dialogue and utilisation of ethical tools in tackling global health problems is emphasised. Updated, new or expanded topics include: mass displacement of people; novel threats, including new infectious diseases; global justice; child health; gender equality; the extractive industry; philanthrocapitalism; big data and AI; ecological ethics; and planetary sustainability. Offering a diverse range of perspectives, this book is essential for bioethicists, public health practitioners and philosophers.


March 11, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
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