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  • Date and time: Wednesday 6 November 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
  • Location: Merchant Adventurers' Hall, Fossgate (Map)
  • Audience: Open to the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, the Centre of Health Economics and the IGDC invites you to attend an exciting panel discussion with international scholars and artists presenting their views on how people’s health and the provision of healthcare are being experienced in “post-peace agreement” Colombia, and how investing in health could keep contributing towards building sustainable peace.

Panelists include:

  • Nina Caspersen - Professor and HoD of the Department of Politics
  • Erika Diettes - visual artist based in Bogota and specialising in representation in times of war
  • Catalina Gonzalez - Professor at the School of Medicine, University of the Andes in Bogota
  • Joe Parkin Daniels - journalist based in Bogota, has written for the Guardian, the New York Times and the Lancet
  • Camilo Sánchez Meertens - manager of the postconflict health policy in the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace in Bogota

After the panel discussion, there will be an opportunity to chat with the panelists in a relaxed atmosphere to get a unique insight into their work and learn more about the modern Colombia. The event will also showcase, through interactive audio-visual displays, collaborative work led by researchers from the University of York and University of the Andes into the health impacts of the Colombian conflict, including an interactive timeline of the conflict and interviews with community health workers, government officials and ex-FARC combatants.