Paternalism and Public Health

September 14, 2021 - September 15, 2021
Paternalism, Health, and Public Policy Project

United Kingdom


University of Toronto
University of Richmond
University College London

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The Paternalism, Health, and Public Policy project (funded by the Wellcome Trust) is pleased to announce its first workshop, on the topic of 'Paternalism and Public Health'. The workshop will take place on the 14th and 15th September online via Zoom. The workshop is co-hosted with the UK Faculty of Public Health.  

The workshop will focus on 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.

The workshop will feature speaker presentations as well as a roundtable discussion focussing on the Faculty's Nanny State report.

Attendance is free, but spaces are limited.To express your interest in attending, please email [email protected]


Michael Da Silva, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Law and Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University.  

Kathryn McKay, Lecturer at Sydney Health Ethics, University of Sydney.  

John Coggon, Professor of Law, University of Bristol; Honorary Member of the UK Faculty of Public Health.  

Angus Dawson, Professor of Bioethics and Director of Sydney Health Ethics, University of Sydney; joint Editor-in-Chief ofPublic Health Ethics; joint coordinator of the International Association of Bioethics’ Public Health Ethics Network (InterPHEN).  

Jessica Flanigan, Richard L. Morrill Chair in Ethics & Democratic Values and Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law, The University of Richmond, Virginia.

James Wilson, Professor of Philosophy, UCL; Co-director of the UCL Health Humanities Centre.

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September 14, 2021, 9:00am BST

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