Keynote speakers Dr. María José Guerra will be presenting the lecture “Bioethics, justice and vulnerability: gender and interseccional approaches” (Bioética, justicia y vulnerabilidad: del género a las perspectivas interseccionales) on June 10th at 10am. María José Guerra is Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. She has published Mujer, identidad y reconocimiento. Habermas y la crítica feminista (Woman, Identity and Recognition. Habermas and the Feminist Critique) Instituto Canario de la Mujer, 1998, Teoría feminista contemporánea. Una aproximación desde la ética (Contemporary Feminist Theory. An Ethical Approach), Madrid. Editorial Complutense, 2001, y Breve introducción a la ética ecológica ( A Brief Introduction to Ecological Ethics), Madrid, Antonio Machado Libros, 2001, several works in different international and national philosophical journals as Isegoría, Bioethics, Daimon, Theoria, etc. and different chapters in collective works. She has co-edited Mujeres, espacio y tiempo (Women, space and time) Instituto Canario de la Mujer, 1999, and Globalización y neoliberalismo: ¿un futuro inevitable? (Globalization and neoliberalism: an inevitable future?) Oviedo, Nobel, 2002. She has been as Visiting Scholar in the New School for Social Research, NYU (1997), and in the Center for European Studies of Harvard University (1998). Her research´s projects has been involved with contemporary moral philosophy, feminist theory and applied ethics, especially environmental ethics and bioethics. Currently she coordinates a research project titled “Justice, citizenship and gender. Feminization of migrations and human rights” (FFI2011-24120) supported by the Minister of Economy and Competitiveness of Spanish Government. Dr. Helena Legido Quigley will be presenting her lecture “Austerity measures and their impact in health: the European and Spanish cases” (Medidas de austeridad, e impacto en salud: el caso europeo y español) on June 12th at 11:45 am. Helena Legido-Quigley is an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She has conducted research on European health policy, quality of health care, health systems, chronic conditions, and migrant populations. Her latest research focuses on the impact of the financial crisis and austerity measures on health and health care systems. Her work has been published in peer reviewed journals such as the Lancet, British Medical Journal and PLOS Medicine. It has also been widely covered in International media including the Economist, the Financial Times, the Guardian, the New Scientist, and Huffington Post.
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