Past eventResearch Event

Global Health Diplomacy: A Way Forward in International Affairs

28 June 2011 - 1:00am to 29 June 2011 - 1:00am

Chatham House, London


Chantal Blouin, Associate Director, Centre for Trade Policy and Law, University of Ottawa
David Heymann, Head of The Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House
Charles Clift, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House
Richard Smith, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Kelley Lee, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Ilona Kickbusch, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Eduardo Gomez, Rutgers University



Over the last decade there has been an increasing interest in diplomatic negotiations affecting health. Officials are seeking advice, research and training, recognising the importance of global health in key areas of foreign policy.

The Centre on Global Health Security will host the inaugural annual conference of the Global Health Diplomacy Network. The Global Health Diplomacy Network aims to improve international negotiations for global health by increasing knowledge about global health diplomacy, improving training and education for those who engage in global health diplomacy and innovating in the provision of advice to global health diplomacy processes.

This conference will take a look at the legacy of the Oslo Declaration on Global Health and Foreign Policy, and how it continues to set the context for global health diplomacy. Significant new research on global health diplomacy and its emerging players will also be shared with key actors.

The Rockefeller Foundation have kindly provided financial support for the conference.