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Thursday 4th December 2014

'We need a truly global response to public health challenges'

Description
The Ebola crisis has graphically highlighted the dilemmas of addressing public health challenges across a globalised world: infectious diseases are no respecters of international borders. A Wellcome Trust funded conference in Birmingham on 21 and 22 November explored critical perspectives in relation to Global Health Law, reflecting on the new book of that name by Professor Lawrence O Gostin of Georgetown University, US.
Date:
Thursday 4th December 2014
Categories:
Arts and Law
Thursday 20th November 2014

Birmingham pub bombings 40 years on: why there is still no closure

Birmingham pub bombings 40 years on: why there is still no closure
Description
On 21 November 1974, Birmingham experienced a terrible tragedy. Bombs exploded in two city centre pubs killing 21 people and injuring 182 more. The violent Troubles of Northern Ireland – during which more than 3,000 people died and around 50,000 were wounded – were being taken to England by the Provisional IRA.
Date:
Thursday 20th November 2014
Categories:
Arts and Law
Thursday 28th August 2014

Global health care justice: the demands of the basic right to health

Description
Every year approximately 18 million people, largely among the world's poorest, die of preventable or treatable diseases like tuberculosis and malaria. They die because, unlike their wealthier counterparts, they lack access to even basic medicines.
Date:
Thursday 28th August 2014
Categories:
Arts and Law, Research
Thursday 8th May 2014

Words, like sculptures, are sites of struggle

Words, like sculptures, are sites of struggle
Description
During the recent upheavals in Ukraine, the global media has reported periodically on street protests that focus on statues in public spaces. By March 2014, news outlets were noting that an interactive map produced by protesters had recorded the toppling of more than 100 statues of Lenin across the country.
Date:
Thursday 8th May 2014
Categories:
Arts and Law
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