Decolonizing Global Health


Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 4:30pm to 5:45pm


Virtual Event

According to Abimbola and Pai, "global health is a discipline that holds within itself a deep contradiction—global health was birthed in supremacy, but its mission is to reduce or eliminate inequities globally.”


Join Sakiko Fukuda-Parr in conversation with Seye AbimbolaManjari Mahajan and Eugene Richardson on how race, power structures, finance capitalism, and colonialism explain why global health ideas, practices and structures perpetuate health inequalities.


There will be time for Q&A following the lecture. 



• Seye Abimbola is Senior Lecturer at University of Sydney, Prins Claus Chair of Global Health at Utrecht University, and Editor of BMJ Global Health. @seyeabimbola
• Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is Professor of International Affairs at The New School. @sfparr

• Manjari Mahajan is Associate Professor of International Affairs and Co-Director of India-China Institute at The New School

• Eugene Richardson is Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University, and author of Epidemic Illusions: On the Coloniality of Global Public Health.

ORGANIZER: The New School