Deadline: 15 October 2017
The University of Edinburgh’s Global Health Governance Programme is inviting applications from early career researchers to attend its 2019 Symposium “Disrupting Global Health Narratives” at the Brocher Foundation Centre.
University of Edinburgh especially encourages women and scholars from non-OECD countries to apply. The Symposium draws on their Economic Gaze project (PI Devi Sridhar), which explores the emergence of the World Bank’s global health framework. It will bring together world experts in anthropology, history, health policy, and political science to consider current understandings (‘narratives’) of the World Bank’s investment in health since the 1970s. The goal of the Symposium is to identify ways in which ‘alternative narratives’ – narratives with a more inclusive perspective – can be used to study international health organizations like the World Bank.
The Symposium will take place over three days, and will include panels on the World Bank and health in the context of:
- Nutrition and chronic diseases,
- Infectious diseases
- Maternal and child health
- Metrics and health system strengthening
- Financialization of health
- Human rights
Each panel will consider the adequacy of traditional sources – archival sources, qualitative and oral history interviews, financial data, and ethnographies – that have been used to chronicle the World Bank’s health strategies and investments.
- Applicant’s are seeking early career scholars (students, recent graduates, and post-doctoral researchers) specializing in anthropology, sociology, history, political science, and/or public health.
- Applicant must have a demonstrated interest in the governance of health organizations and global health policy.
- The Symposium is free of charge and catering – but not lodging or travel costs – will be included.
- Applicants must be able to attend all three days.
How to Apply
Applicants can submit their application via email at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit University of Edinburgh.