CFP: Paternalism and Public Health

Submission deadline: March 1, 2020

Conference date(s):
September 22, 2020 - September 23, 2020

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Conference Venue:

London School of Economics and Political Science
London, United Kingdom

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The ‘Paternalism, Health, and Public Policy’ project (funded by the Wellcome Trust) is pleased to announce its inaugural workshop, on the theme of ‘Paternalism and Public Health’. The workshop is co-hosted with the UK Faculty of Public Health and will be held on the 22ndand 23rdof September 2020 in London.

The workshop will address overarching questions and methodological approaches. One important issue concerns the relationship between public health ethics – which focuses on populations and the ‘common good’ – and bioethics more generally – which typically evaluates interactions between health-workers and particular individuals.


-Jessica Flanigan (Richmond, Virginia)

-James Wilson (UCL)

-Angus Dawson (Sydney)

-Emma Bullock (Independent Scholar)

-John Coggon (Bristol)

The workshop will also feature a roundtable discussion with public health practitioners to explore the practical and policy implications of research in this area. 

One additional presentation slot at the workshop will be allocated, via an open call for papers, to a graduate student or early career researcher (defined as within 5 years of viva at the date of the workshop). 

To apply, please send a 500 word abstract to Jonathan Parry ( by 1stMarch 2020. We hope to inform applicants of our decision by the end of March 2020. 

Project Organisers:

Jessica Begon (Durham)

Jonathan Parry (LSE)

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