A Social Connection Theory of Justice for Global Health Equity

Andrew Markus Scholar Lecture 2019

Wednesday 27 November 2019   18:00 to 19:30


Dr Noah Rosenberg, Andrew Markus Scholar, Green Templeton College, Emergency Medicine doctor and Assistant Professor at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

How should one respond to gross injustice with no apparent cause? Andrew Markus Visiting Scholar Dr Noah Rosenberg will explore theories on approaching examples of injustice in the arena of global health. In such cases a clear culprit may exist, but the ability to satisfactorily pinpoint liability can be lost in a maze of associations—something is amiss and yet no one seems exceptionally blameworthy. Political theorist Iris Marion Young described a social connection theory of justice that holds to account all who dwell within unjust systems. The speaker will contextualize her theory with examples of global health inequity from Africa and discuss the meaning of individual responsibility for injustice outside the traditional liability model in this setting.

Noah K Rosenberg MdAbout The Speaker: Dr Noah Rosenberg is an emergency physician from the United States who works with underserved patient groups around the world, including crisis response to the Ebola epidemic in 2014 and long-term capacity development in Rwanda. He is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a former fellow at the Harvard Center for Bioethics. His research interests include structural injustice in global health.

About the Andrew Markus scholarship: The Andrew Markus Visiting Scholarship awards the position of Visiting Scholar to a practising medical doctor (physician) with an interest in medical ethics. It provides an opportunity for a clinician to spend four weeks working at the Ethox Centre and Green Templeton College.

EP Abraham Lecture Theatre
Green Templeton College
43 Woodstock Road

Please direct any questions to events@gtc.ox.ac.uk

Type: Featured, Lectures and Seminars