The conversation with historian Jean-Paul Gaudillière will interrogate how global health has evolved as a field that is defined by philanthropy, public-private partnerships, and donor-driven technical assistance. The COVID 19 pandemic has revealed how this field, while guided by expertise from Geneva and Seattle, has not taken into account public health models adopted by many Asian countries. By comparing experiences of countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe, the discussion hopes to put a critical lens on what regimes of global health have privileged – and systematically ignored.
Speaker: Jean-Paul Gaudillière (in conversation with Manjari Mahajan).
Jean-Paul Gaudillière is a historian of science and medicine and research professor at INSERM, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, and Director of the Center for Research on Medicine, Sciences, Health, Mental Health, and Society (CERMES3) in Paris.
Manjari Mahajan is an Associate Professor in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs and Co-Director of the India China Institute at The New School.