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Jurgen De Wispelaere and Leticia Morales are presenting at the 2014 Midwest Political Science Association Conference (MPSA), in Chicago, April 3-6, 2014.

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Leticia Morales are presenting at the 2014 Midwest Political Science Association Conference (MPSA), in Chicago, April 3-6, 2014.

 

Dr. Morales’ paper “Factual Disagreements about Health: (Re)considering the Legitimacy of the Courts” will be presented at the Legal Institutions Panel: Outreach and Reform.

 

Dr. De Wispelaere’s paper “Contesting Health Controversies: A Republican Perspective on Health, Politics, and Law” will be presented at the Want, Needs and Rights Panel.

 

Published: 1 Apr 2014

Daniel Weinstock and Jurgen De Wispelaere will be travelling to the University of Sheffield, UK for a conference on The Nature and Value of Childhood, May 16-17, 2014.

Daniel Weinstock’s talk is entitled 'On the complementarity of the ages of life: Why we wouldn't want adulthood without childhood, or childhood without adulthood'

Jurgen De Wispelaere will speak on 'Political rights for Rugrats: Children in the democratic state.'

For more information see www.appliedphil.org/details/event/5785961/SAP-sponsored-event-The-Nature-and-Value-of-Childhood.html

Published: 14 Mar 2014

On March 21, Jill Baumgartner will present at Duke University’s Global Health Institute on “Environmental Interventions for Improving Cardiovascular Health in China.”

On March 21, Jill Baumgartner will be presenting at Duke University’s Global Health Institute on “Environmental Interventions for Improving Cardiovascular Health in China.” More information here:

https://globalhealth.duke.edu/events/environmental-interventions-improving-cardiovascular-health-china-jill-baumgartner-phd

Published: 14 Mar 2014

The IHSP is now recruiting students for its Fall 2014 Student Programs! Deadlines are approaching, get your application started now!

The Institute for Health and Social Policy is now recruiting students for its Fall 2014 Student Programs.  Open to both graduate and undergraduate students, the IHSP Internship program is a 14 week on-campus work experience opportunity that includes training in translating research into policy. The Research Fellowship Program is a year-long opportunity for outstanding graduate students whose current or proposed dissertation topics are interdisciplinary and connected to understanding how social conditions impact population health and welfare.  Awards are offered for both programs.

Published: 5 Mar 2014

Are you a graduate student? Interested in the Quebec health care system? IHSP is now accepting research proposals on the topic of “Facilitating Access to Health Care for English-Speaking Minorities in Quebec.” The deadline is March 5th!

Are you a graduate student? Interested in the Quebec health care system? IHSP is now accepting research proposals on the topic of “Facilitating Access to Health Care for English-Speaking Minorities in Quebec.” Successful applicants will be awarded $4000. The deadline is Wednesday, March 5, 2014. 

More details available here.

Published: 20 Feb 2014

Dr. Frank J. Elgar will be giving a talk on "Relative Deprivation, Neighbourhood Social Capital and Mental Health in Canadian Adolescents" at the Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting in Austin, Texas, on March 22, 2014.

Dr. Frank J. Elgar will be giving a talk on "Relative Deprivation, Neighbourhood Social Capital and Mental Health in Canadian Adolescents" at the Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting in Austin, Texas on March 22, 2014.

Also at this meeting, MSc student Anthony Napoletano (Psychiatry) will present his research on "Relative deprivation and bullying victimization in Canadian adolescents."

More information at http://www.s-r-a.org/

Published: 6 Feb 2014

Jurgen De Wispelaere will be giving a lecture at the Little BIG conference, New Mexico State University, February 6th to 8th. His talk is entitled "Universal Basic Income: From Justice to Legitimacy?"

Jurgen De Wispelaere will be giving a lecture at the Little BIG conference, New Mexico State University, February 6th to 8th. His talk is entitled "Universal Basic Income: From Justice to Legitimacy?"

Abstract: Many advocates argue for a universal and unconditional basic income on principled grounds as constituting a core component of a just social order. In this paper I argue the idea that basic income constitutes a requirement of social justice is flawed for two reasons.

Published: 6 Feb 2014

Daniel Weinstock will speak at the next IRCM café scientifique: Does neuroscience explain human morality? Tuesday, Feb 11.

IT’S NOT MY FAULT, MY BRAIN MADE ME DO IT!” Does neuroscience explain human morality?

The IRCM is pleased to invite you to its next café scientifique.

The experts:

Veljko Dubljevic, neuroethicist, IRCM

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Published: 16 Jan 2014

Leticia Morales will take part at the Workshop on Factual Disagreement and Political Legitimacy, to be held at Copenhagen University, on December 16-17, 2013.

Leticia Morales will take part at the Workshop on Factual Disagreement and Political Legitimacy, to be held at Copenhagen University, on December 16-17, 2013. Dr. Morales presentation is entitled: “Factual Disagreements about Health: (Re)considering the Legitimacy of the Courts”. Click here for more information.

 

Published: 9 Dec 2013

The Healthier Societies Initiative has launched a new interactive website with user-friendly, interactive visual tools!

This new website  provides resources to help the public better understand their health systems, both through comparisons with other countries and sub-nationally. By providing user-friendly, interactive visual tools, the HSI website allows users to compare health policies across provinces, graph health care trends, and identify areas with greatest need.

Published: 17 Oct 2013

Daniel Weinstock will participate in the World Café on Pitfalls in Health Policy Reporting, Concordia University, Sept 27. Keynote presentation to be given by Trudy Lieberman

World Café on Pitfalls in Health Policy Reporting

Keynote presentation to be given by Trudy Lieberman, immediate past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists in the U.S.

An interactive world café to discuss pitfalls in health policy reporting and ideas for moving forward with evidence based discussions featuring Dr. Daniel Weinstock (IHSP), Dr.

Published: 13 Sep 2013

MACHEquity research team in Cape Town, South Africa, from September 9th to 11th

Prof. Arijit Nandi, along with members of the MACHEquity research team, will meet with experts from around the world for the annual Maternal and Child Health Equity project meeting hosted in Cape Town, South Africa, from September 9th to 11th.

Published: 13 Sep 2013