Mini conférence à Londres, organisée par Medact (IPPNW UK) : Santé et changement climatique

7th June Medact Mini Conference & Annual General Meeting

Medact’s AGM will take place on Saturday 7th June. This will be followed in the afternoon by a Mini Conference exploring two of our new programme areas: climate change and tax.

Join us for our mid-year afternoon conference where we will be exploring two of our new programme areas: climate change and health, and tax and health. Medact has recently undergone a programme of relaunch and revitalisation and in this conference, you will be able to explore some of our new work in more depth.

Location: Queen Mary University at St. Bartholomew’s HospitalWest Smithfield, London
EC1A 7BEUnited Kingdom
Date and Time: Saturday, 7 June 2014 from 11:00 to 17:00 (BST)

Confirmed speakers: John Hilary, Alice Bell and John Christiansen

Speaker Profiles
John Hilary – War on Want

John is Executive Director of War on Want. He has worked in the field of international development and human rights for the past 25 years, and has authored numerous publications on globalisation, trade and development. His new book, The Poverty of Capitalism, is published by Pluto Press.

Alice Bell - Science Journalist for the Guardian

Alice is a writer, teacher and researcher interested in the politics of science, technology and the environment. In addition to freelancing, she has worked as a Research Fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, Lectured in the Science Communication Group at Imperial, has been a Special Projects Officer for Science Year and an Explainer at the Science Museum. She has also taught at UCL.

John Christensen – Tax Justice Network

John is Director of Tax Justice Network (TJN). TJN is a independent international network launched in 2003. They conduct high-level research, analysis and advocacy on international tax; on the international aspects of financial regulation; on the role of tax in society; and on the impacts of tax evasion, tax avoidance, tax ‘competition’ and tax havens. TJN seeks to create understanding and debate, and to promote reform, especially in poorer countries.

The AGM is open to Medact members only, but the mini conference is open to all and free for students!
Find out more and get a ticket via our eventbrite page.

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