Global Health & Diplomacy: Configurations of Knowledge, Power and Policy

Conference Room, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna.


10/02/2020 - 12:30


11/02/2020 - 15:30


Vienna, Austria   View map

Global Health & Diplomacy: Configurations of Knowledge, Power and Policy

Monday, February 10th 2020

12:30 – 13:00 Welcome & Introduction | With refreshments

13:00 – 14:15 Keynote: Anne Roemer-Mahler (title tba)


14:45 – 16:45 Session 1: Science Diplomacy in and for Global Health: Historical Perspectives

Muriel Le Roux: Biodiversity and Natural Resources as Global Public Goods for Global Health: How Do European Actors Negotiate, Succeed or Fail?
Marina Hilber: Polio / Science. Austrian Reactions to an International Health Threat (1940–1965)
Céline Paillette: The Plague in Oporto, 1899: Designing a European Health Diplomacy – A Comprehensive Approach


17:00 – 18:30 Session 2: Why and How Standards Are (Not) Set in Global Health Diplomacy

Katerina Vlantoni: Health Diplomacy Perspectives in the History of Setting Blood Safety Standards
Samantha Vanderslott & Tatjana Marks: The Health Diplomacy and Politics of the Yellow Fever Vaccine: Reassessing Country Vaccine Entry Requirements

19:00 DINNER (pre-organized)

Tuesday, February 11th 2020

09:00-11:00 Session 3: Politics of Datafication and Information Sharing in Health Diplomacy

Anna Pichelstorfer & Katharina Paul: The Datafication of Vaccination Governance
Stephen L. Roberts: Of Data, Politics, and Pandemic: Enhancing Global Health Security through Datafication
Stefan Elbe: Bioinformational Diplomacy: Data-Sharing, Global Health Emergencies, and Sequential Life


11:15 – 13:15 Session 4: Practices of (Pandemic) Preparedness

Lisa Lehner, Maren Jeleff, Elena Jirovsky & Ruth Kutalek: SoNAR-Global: Building Tools and Models for the Governance of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance
Mitchell Young, Ivo Šlosarčík: Science Diplomacy and Infectious Diseases Between National and European Narratives (tbc)
Christian Haddad: Beyond “New Drugs for the Market”: the Antimicrobial Resistance Global Governance Challenge and the Need for Social Innovation

LUNCH (provided on site)

14:00-15:30 Closing Discussion

Venue: Conference Room, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna. Address: Universitaetsstrasse 7, 2nd floor (main staircase), 1010 Viena

On 10-11 February 2020, InsSciDE’s work package on Health will host a seminar at the University of Vienna. The event will consist of academic presentations and interdisciplinary panels, mingling factions from across the public health sphere. InsSciDE case study authors from the Health work package will showcase their research in dialogue with other researchers, covering cases such as antimicrobial resistance, vaccination, and diagnostic technologies for newly emerging diseases. Specific attention will be devoted to the role of social sciences and humanities in informing infectious disease control, in dialogue with EU project SONAR GLOBAL. The end of the workshop will be marked by commentary from and discussions with affiliates of the Global Health Centre, the Austrian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health, and Consumer Protection, as well as InsSciDE’s coordinator and President of the Historical Committee of Inserm (From Science to HealthPascal Griset.

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This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 770523.