Teams up with The British Museum for Migration and Wellbeing seminars

The UCL community is hosting a series of public seminars in collaboration with The British Museum this winter.

‘Making things better 09?10’ is a series of free public seminars based around Migration and Wellbeing. The seminars are being held in the Stevenson Lecture Theatre at the British Museum and in the Darryl Forde Lab within the UCL campus on Thursdays between 4 and 5.30pm. The series features the following themes and speakers:

19 November 2009
UCL Daryll Forde, 4:30pm
?Impacts of Labour Migration and Social Change on Health Seeking Behaviour: Preliminary Notes from Mustang, Nepal to New York City?
Sienna Craig, Dartmouth College

26 November 2009
UCL Daryll Forde, 4:30pm
?Blurred boundaries: health worker migration and the case for sustained international redistribution in healthcare?
Mike Rowson, UCL Centre for International Health and Development

3 December 2009
Stevenson Theatre at the British Museum 4pm
?Saving the Canadian Arctic: An Inuit Agenda?
Mary May Simon, President, Inuit Tapirit Kanatami
Discussant: Ernest Messiah, Head of Health, Commonwealth Secretariat

14 January 2010
Stevenson Theatre at the British Museum 4pm
‘Migration and The Empire of Trauma’
Richard Rechtman Medical Director, Institute Marcel Rivière, Paris
Discussants: Gemma Juma, Refugee Council,
Leanne MacMillan, The Medical Foundation

21 January 2010
UCL Daryll Forde 4:30pm
‘Plastic Migration: Cosmetic Surgery and the Globalization of Bodily Perfection?

Lauria Essig, Middlebury College

28 January
Stevenson Theatre at the British Museum 4pm
?Migration: Sex, Work and Wellbeing?
Sophie Day, Goldsmiths College London
Discussants: Nick Mai, London Metropolitan University
Ruth Mandel, UCL
Michael Stewart, UCL
Helen Ward, Imperial College

4 February
UCL Daryll Forde 4:30pm
Listening to Community Health Workers in Rural India and Nepal:
‘Challenges to the rebirth of Alma Ata and an Agenda for Research’
Audrey Prost (et al), UCL

11 February
Stevenson Theatre at the British Museum 4pm
?The Migration of Sovereignty: Dark Fantasies of State in Northern Peru?
David Nugent, Emory University, President American Ethnological Association
Discussant: Mukulika Banerjee, London School of Economics

25 February
Stevenson Theatre at the British Museum 4pm
‘Culture in the Clinic’
Sushrut Jadhav, UCL and Camden and Islington Foundation Trust
With performance by Jane Derges, UCL and Samrat Senguta, Broadmoor Hospital

12 March 2010
British Museum location TBC
?Face-to-face with Gaddy Tauber (and his criminal network in 6 countries) ‘ Trafficking with the Organs Traffickers’
Nancy Sheperhughes, Organs Watch, University of California Berkeley
Discussant: Maryon McDonald, University of Cambridge

18 March 2010
UCL Daryll Forde 4:30pm
‘Migrant Workers in the UK Sex Industry’
Nick Mai, London Metropolitan University
David Napier, UCL Migration and Public Engagement

To find out more about this programme of events the British Museum Box Office on 020 7323 8181 or, for UCL based seminars, email Olga Lupu.

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