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Politics hosts workshop on Trust in Global Health

Indonesia vaccines health worker. Image provided by World Health Organization (WHO/J. Holmes)

Friday 1 December 2017, 9.00AM to 5.00pm

On December 1st, the Department of Politics hosts an interdisciplinary workshop on Trust in Global Health.  

The workshop will bring together around 20 scholars from the fields of International Relations, Political Theory and History.

The following questions will be addressed: 

1. What is trust, how can it be measured and applied to the analysis of the politics?

2. To what extent does trust impact upon the provision, access to and quality of public policy and development initiatives?

3. How can trusting relations be fostered in health and development policies?

Topics for discussion will include, but are not limited to: philosophical aspects of trust; trust in world politics; trust in the context of health emergencies; trust in vaccines and vaccination campaigns; trust in primary health programmes; and trust in relation to faith-based medical missions.

This workshop is supported by the Department of Politics, the Centre for Global Health Histories (York), the Centre for Global Health Policy (Sussex) and the Global Health Working Group of the British International Studies Association.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building

Admission: Admission is free but places are limited and registration is required. If you are interested in attending, please contact Joao Nunes ( by Friday the 17th of November.