Sunday, April 23, 2017

Spaces of Evidence – 'Global Public Health’

Organised by Dori Beeler and Nancy Cartwright

Durham University – Lindisfarne Centre: 22nd – 23rd October 2015

The Centre Engaging Science and Society (CHESS)is pleased to invite you to an inter-disciplinary workshop co-hosted with Spaces of Evidence. Funded by the University of Essex and the UK Economics and Social Science Research Council, the Spaces of Evidence project is a global network of scholars, practitioners and activists exploring the intersections of politics, measurement and evidence-based policy in health, development, economics, medicine and beyond.

This event will focus on Global Public Health with speakers from Ghana, Canada, Durham, London and Edinburgh. It promises to be an insightful series of talks including policy, public health, evidence and altruism.

We invite you to join us over the two days at the Lindisfarne Centre at St. Aidan's College at Durham University. In order to reserve your place for the workshop, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your space.

Current Programme (may change without notice)

Thursday, 22 October

1:45 – 5:00 pm:  Session One 
1:45:   Introduction
2:00 – 2:50: Linsey McGoey - Is ‘effective altruism’ actually effective? Data-driven philanthropy and its limits.
3:00 – 3:50: Justin Parkhurst – Appeals to evidence for the resolution of intractable policy problems: understanding the origins and mechanisms of evidentiary bias.
4:00 – 4:50: Amos Laar - Epidemic Ethics: Preserving Public Health and Respecting Rights in Mass-Casualty Health Crises.
5:00:   End discussion

Friday, 23 October

9:00 – 1:00 am:  Session Two
9:00 – 9:50:  Hakan Seckinelgin - Context matters for HIV interventions. But, why?
10:00 – 10:50:  John Mahama - TBC
10:50-11:10 am  Morning Coffee Break
11:10 – 12:00:  Jacob Stegenga - Measuring Effectiveness
12:10 – 1:00:  Ian Harper - Between science and programmes: Generating evidence for policy and practice in Nepal. Co-authored with Jeevan Sharma
1:00 – 2:00 pm  Lunch Break
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Session Three
2:00 – 2:50:  Ted Schrecker - First, do no harm: the public health evidence against social policy malpractice.
3:00 – 3:50:  Jason Hickel - The True Extent of Global Poverty and Hunger: Rethinking the Good-News Rhetoric of the MDGs.
4:00 – 4:50:  Emily Jackson - Misinterpreting trials and misinterpreting Helsinki.
5:00:   Final discussion

Working Paper on Evidence

Making the Most of the Evidence in Education: A Guide for Working Out What Works...Here and Now

Nick Cowen, Kings College London
Nancy Cartwright, UCSD and Durham University