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Promoting interdisciplinary dialogue at LSE

The Global Health Initiative brings together diverse panellists to discuss interdisciplinary global health issues. We host and promote public and private webinars, encompassing a broad range of global health topics topics, both of a national and international focus.  

 

Here, you'll find upcoming and previous webinars hosted by the Global Health Initiative, as well as other Departments from across the LSE. 


 

Upcoming webinars 

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Anti-Vaxxers and Other Sceptics

Will a future COVID-19 vaccine be undermined by anti-vaxxers? This event will discuss the causes of and cures for distrust in medical expertise.

Date: 20 October 2020
Time: 18:00 - 19:15 BST
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar is hosted by the Forum for Philosophy 

 

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Lives Versus Livelihoods: Evaluating policies to address COVID-19 

In this webinar, panellists will discuss the value of these tools for assessing policies that impact health and wealth. Panellists will also discuss the usefulness and limitations of formal modelling, the impacts of policies that intend to suppress the virus, and those that instead attempt more lenient control of the spread. Finally, panellists will examine how feasible policies and associated trade-offs depend on country circumstances. 

Date: 27 October 2020
Time: 17:00 - 18:30 BST 
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar is hosted by the Global Health Initiative 

 

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The SALURBAL project: life expectancy and mortality profiles in 363 cities of Latin America

The usual conceptualization of the “urban advantage” in health ignores the possibility of heterogeneities in health outcomes across cities. Using a harmonized data set from the SALURBAL project, we described variability and predictors of life expectancy and proportionate mortality across 363 cities of 9 Latin American countries. 

Date: 10 November 2020
Time: 13:00 - 14:30 BST
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar is hosted by the Department of Health Policy

 

 

Past webinars 

2020

Re-thinking Human Behaviour: Critical Perspectives on the Psychology of COVID-19

This event will focus on the social and community based aspects of human behaviour and health, and the importance of going beyond a purely individual or top-down paternalistic approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 07 October 2020
Time: 16:30 - 18:00 
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar was hosted by the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

 

Immigration into Eastern Europe: New challenges 

Central and Eastern Europe is increasingly a place of immigration as well as emigration – of returning migrants, of increasingly dynamic movement by EU citizens, and of non-EU economic migrants and refugees. How is the region responding? 

Date: 27 July 2020
Time: 13:00 - 14:30 
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar is hosted by LSE IDEAS 

 

COVID-19 in South Asia: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan 

The event will explore how governments in South Asia are tackling COVID-19 and will focus specifically on Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.

Date: 22 June 2020
Time: 16:00 - 17:30 
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar was hosted by LSE's Public Event Series

 

Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis for Disability Policy 

This panel event will explore the potential implications for disability policy of these possible futures under the political and socio-cultural themes. It will explore questions including whether the ‘vulnerability’ framing is likely to inform future policy and what the implications are for disabled people’s lives, communities and activism.

Date: 23 June 2020
Time: 15:30 - 17:00 
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar was hosted by LSE's Public Event Series

 

The Impact of COVID on Global Health: A comparative look at the African region

As Africa responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, countries have shifted health agendas and funding to focus on outbreak preparedness and management. However, how has the outbreak impacted pre-existing health concerns? How have responses differed regionally? Panellists will discuss individual country policy responses and the impact of COVID on health services. 

Date: 29 June 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:30 
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar was hosted by the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa and the Global Health Initiative 

 

COVID-19 and Violent Extremism: gender perspectives 

Though focus is often placed on the government response to COVID-19, the pandemic has also allowed for violent extremist groups to both leverage and capitalise off the effects of COVID-19 which impacts both women and men differently.

Date: 03 June 2020
Time: 13:00 - 14:30 
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar was hosted by the Centre for Women, Peace and Security

 

COVID-19: the health policy and care response

Academic experts from LSE’s Department of Health Policy in the fields of pandemic response, social care and health inequalities will consider pandemic response from a number of different angles, comparing responses across international health systems and decision-making and suggesting what the next steps should be for the UK and internationally.

Date: 03 June 2020
Time: 13:00 - 14:30 
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar was hosted by LSE's Public Event Series

 

COVID-19 and Africa: pandemics and global politics 

A panel of leading African commentators will reflect on the global response to the health dimensions of the pandemic in Africa.

Date: 01 June 2020
Time: 13:00 - 14:30 
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar is hosted by LSE's Public Event Series

 

Addressing the Pandemic: the pharmaceutical challenges

This webinar, as part of LSE's Public Lecture Programme, will exmaine a range of issues related to the development and use of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. This includes the range of incentives for innovation and national approaches to purchasing, price negotiations, intellectual property and trade policies. 

Date: 26 May 2020
Time: 12:00 - 13:30 
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar is hosted by the Global Health Inititaive and LSE's Public Event Series

 

African responses to COVID-19: approaches, gaps and ways forward 

While the COVID-19 response of Africa’s 54 countries has been far from uniform, it has been remarkable. Experts from the LSE’s African Health Observatory Platform are joined by colleagues from the School of Medicine in Addis Ababa to discuss African approaches to the crisis and reflect on some unique data collected by the platform on individual country response.

Date: 22 May 2020
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar is hosted by the Department of Health Policy and the African Health Observatory Platform

 

Responding to a Pandemic: the view from Latin America

Latin America is being hit by the virus and by a number of adverse economic shocks. How can the region’s democracies preserve both lives and livelihoods? What will be the impact on the region’s already low economic growth and high inequality? Five former Latin American heads of state bring their knowledge and experience to bear on these difficult questions.

Date: 22 May 2020
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar is hosted by LSE's Public Event Series

 

Assessing the Impact of COVID-19: from mortality to misery?

In the current crisis, government policies, such as physical distancing, are paying enormous attention to the mortality risks of COVID-19 to the exclusion of the wellbeing hits borne elsewhere (e.g. mental health, loneliness, domestic violence, child welfare, physical health, and addiction). Is this as it should be when lives are at stake? If not, what can be done to ensure that misery is placed on a more equal footing with mortality?

Date: 21 May 2020
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar is hosted by LSE's Public Event Series

 

Olive Branch or Fig Leaf? The Risks and Opportunities of the Global Ceasefire Call in the Time of Corona

The impact of the Corona pandemic in countries already wracked by years of war and violent extremism is difficult to fathom. This webinar will address questions such as are the ceasefires taking place and holding? If there is a shift towards political solutions and local conditions, is this not the key opportunity for the full participation of women peacebuilders?

Date: 12 May 2020
Time: 15:30 - 17:00
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar was hosted by the Centre for Women, Peace and Security

 

Strategic leadership in the time of COVID-19

General Petraeus will develop his model of strategic leadership, developed during a senior military career and as leader of a large government agency, and what it implies for management in the context of a pandemic.

Date: 11 May 2020
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar was hosted by LSE's Public Event Series

 

Looking back at COVID-19: how will Africa have changed one year from now? 


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact across Africa, with the full social, economic and political implications yet unknown. To different extents African governments have imposed lockdowns, closed borders and seen development initiatives upended at a time when they are needed most. In this webinar experts on development and humanitarianism in Africa outline their predictions in the face of the current crisis. By looking ahead, the speakers highlight emerging challenges and assign priorities as events unfold.

Date: 07 May 2020Time: 14:00 - 15:30Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar was hosted by the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa

 

The COVID-19 Crisis Response: Putting Women at the Centre

Perhaps more than previous epidemics, COVID-19 has demonstrated that whilst outbreaks can affect anyone, women are often differentially affected – within the home, within the economy and within policy space. This seminar considered the role of women in leadership and the impact of COVID-19 on women.

Date: 29 April 2020
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar was hosted by Centre for Women, Peace and Security, the Institute of Global Affairs and the School of Public Policy

 

Global Leadership to Support Africa's Response to COVID-19

In this online public event, speakers discuss the challenges facing African countries and lessons from the Ebola crisis, and explore how countries can best respond to the macro crisis caused by the collapse of natural resource prices and trade, capital flight, and disrupted global supply chains.

Date: 29 April 2020
Time: 15:30 - 17:00
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar was hosted by LSE's Public Event Series


Now or Never: crafting the global COVID-19 response

This unprecedented global crisis requires an unprecedented global response. The first contours of such a response are slowly emerging, but there are important missing pieces and the speed and scale are not sufficient. Most of the measures taken so far have come from the international financial institutions, with the G20 Leaders slowly catching up. The G20 Finance Ministers meeting and the IMF Spring meetings took place last week and we know have a G20 Action Plan. Regional leaders have also taken steps to address the crisis in their respective regions. This panel will take stock of where we are and what needs to happen in coming months.

Date: 21 April 2020
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar was hosted by Institute of Global Affairs and the School of Public Policy

 

COVID-19: A Gender Perspective on the Growing Humanitarian Crisis

A virtual discussion on gender-responsive approaches to mitigating COVID-19 and global strategies for addressing the pandemic's impact.

Date: 08 April 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar was hosted by the Centre for Women, Peace and Security

 

Online briefing on Syria and the coronavirus: what are the risks? With Caabu and LSE's Conflict Research Programme

Officially the Syrian authorities have only recently acknowledged coronavirus cases in Syria. Others believe that the situation is far worse in a country that has been decimated by nine years of conflict, crises and deliberate targeting of the health sector.  The speakers discuss the current coronavirus related challenges and what can be done to mitigate the spread of the virus. 

Date: 07 April 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Venue: Zoom Webinar

This webinar was hosted by LSE's Conflict Research Programme