ANU Public Symposium: Trade Policy, Equity, Nutrition and Health
Health Equity Group, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University
Thursday, 9 May 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (AEST)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
The ability of governments worldwide to introduce and implement social protection and public health policies and laws is increasingly threatened by trade and investment treaties that privilege investors over governments and provide supra-national avenues for corporations to challenge democratically enacted public policies. The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is currently under negotiation and looks likely to extend the scope of trade liberalization far beyond reducing import barriers to trade in goods and services, and will have implications for how the theorised social and health benefits of liberalised trade are distributed.
This one-day symposium will discuss a range of social and health equity issues arising from 21st century trade agreements, focusing on the TPP. Big picture presentations will set the scene, followed by panel and open floor discussions drawing on Australian and international research and policy experience.
Presented by: The National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment.
Symposium convenor: Professor Sharon Friel, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University
Prof Sharon Friel, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University
Prof Peter Drahos, Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), The Australian National University
Dr Deborah Gleeson, School of Public Health and Human Biosciences, La Trobe University
Assoc Prof Adrian Kay, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University
Prof Ron Labonte, School of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa
Dr. Matthew Rimmer, Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture, The Australian National University
Dr. Wendy Snowdon Pacific Research Centre for the Prevention of Obesity and Non-Communicable Diseases, Deakin University and Fiji National University
Dr Anne Marie Thow, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
This symposium is free and open to the public. Registration is required and places are limited. Light lunch will be provided.
T: 02 6125 0460