Seminar Series: Older People and Demands of (Global) Social Justice with Sridhar Venkatapuram, MSc, MPhil, PhD

Monday, Feb 28, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Older People and Demands of (Global) Social Justice with Sridhar Venkatapuram, MSc, MPhil, PhD, FRSA, Hon, FFPH
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This presentation puts forward the possible justice related claims of older people. Venkatapuram will describe how wellbeing of older people should be assessed, what is unjust about ageism, and some local and global implications of the inequalities in health and wellbeing among older people.

Sridhar Venkatapuram is an academic-practitioner in global and public health ethics/justice.  He is an Associate Professor in Global Health and Philosophy at King’s College London and Deputy Director of King’s Global Health Institute.  Sridhar has been at the forefront of public/global health ethics for over 25 years starting in the early 1990s as the first researcher at Human Rights Watch to focus directly on health-related human rights violations (HIV/AIDS in India).  Sridhar is known for helping establish the area of ‘health justice’ philosophy, for engaging with and advising public/global health practitioners, and for amplifying ethical reasoning in public/global health education, research, and practice.

He has been awarded numerous awards, research fellowships, and elected to prestigious professional organizations, commissions, and panels.  Sridhar has worked with diverse health equity organizations such as Population Council, Open Society Foundations, Doctors of the World, Minorities Rights Group International, Wellcome Trust, and World Health Organization (HQ, MENA).

Since early 2020, he has been actively serving in various pandemic ethics advisory roles at the local and international levels. Sridhar also founded and chairs a panel of international political philosophers helping address the ethical dimensions of the global COVID-19 response (IRG-GHJ).  He can be found at @sridhartweet.

He is currently serving as an ethics advisor for:

-WHO COVID-19 Clinical Management/Treatment Guideline Development Group

-WHO Ebola Infection Prevention Control Guideline Development Group

-NHS London Ethics Advisory Committee

-BMA Medical Ethics Committee

-Chair, International Resource Group for Global Health Justice (IRG-GHJ).