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Yaoundé Seminar: Ethics, Public Policy, and Health

Mon, August 23, 2021 (3:00 pm - 6:00 pm) 
Université Catholique De L\'Afrique Centrale Yaounde
Université Catholique d'Afrique Centrale, Yaoundé, Cameroon


The Yaoundé seminar is a one-week, international seminar that offers Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty working at the intersection of ethics and policy an opportunity for in-depth discussion and feedback on their work, while supporting discourse between scholars working in Africa and in the global west and north. Accepted participants will present their work in moderated panels and seminars, receive one-on-one mentorship from keynote speakers on their research projects, and build community through shared meals and experiences in Cameroon. Please visit for full detail.

This edition’s keynote speakers are:
James Wilson (UCL)
Christine Straehle (University of Hamburg)
Sridhar Venkatapuram (King’s College London)
Caesar Atuire (University of Ghana)
Samia Hurst (University of Geneva)
Shlomi Segall (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) TBC
Additional TBC

Sponsoring institutions:
Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale in Yaoundé EthicsLab
Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
Rutgers University Center for Population-Level Bioethics
Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics
University of Geneva Institute for Ethics, History and the Humanities
Stanford University McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society
University of St. Gallen Competence Center for African Research
Université du Québec à Rimousky Groupe de recherche en Ethique Ethos

Deadline: May 15, 2020
We seek submissions focused on questions of ethics, public policy, and health. Health and health care make a significant contribution to what we can do and be in our lives. What do state actors owe their populations with respect to securing healthy conditions of life? How should public policies be structured to efficiently promote and fairly distribute population health? How can ethics address tensions between universal ideals and culturally specific practices/values in the health sphere? We are particularly interested in submissions that engage these questions both through ideal theory and in light of the particular histories, development, governance, exposures, and global interplay of nations and developing nations. We plan to approach these questions both from the perspective of analytical political philosophy, ethics, rights-based frameworks, and from the perspective of non-Western traditions, e.g. African philosophy.

Please visit for full detail on seminar themes and suggested topics.

Submissions are invited from PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. Graduate students completing their Master’s Degree and planning to pursue a PhD will be considered as auditors. Submissions may be in French or English.

Financial Support:
Conference fees ($100-400) are graduated based on career level and cover the costs of accommodation, meals, and materials for the week. A limited number of fee waivers and travel scholarships are available for scholars attending from Africa-based universities and will be distributed on a rolling basis.

Submission instructions:
Abstracts (400-500 words) should be submitted to the organizing committee by April 20th, 2020. Please include name, institution, date of degree conferral (or expected), and suitability for fee waiver/travel scholarship. Abstracts will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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