Dr Amar Jesani gave the Council's Annual Lecture at the Wellcome Collection in London on Wednesday 16 May 2012.

Download the slides from the lecture.

The event was attended by over 90 people with a professional or personal interest in bioethics and global health. Before Dr Jesani’s talk began, guests enjoyed a screening of the winners of the Council’s student film-making competition, Box Office Bioethics.

Dr Jesani shared his insights on the interests and actors involved in shaping global health policies and their impact on developing countries, using India as a case study.

The lecture was received with great interest, and it was followed by lively and engaged discussion which continued during a drinks reception hosted by the Council afterwards.

Dr Amar Jesani is an independent consultant (researcher and teacher) in bioethics and public health. He is a trustee of Anusandhan Trust, which manages three institutions: CEHAT (Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes, www.cejat.org); CSER (Centre for Studies in Ethics and Rights, www.cser.in) in Mumbai; and SATHI (www.sathicehat.org) in Pune, India. Amar is one of the founders of the Forum for Medical Ethics Society and its journal, IJME (Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, www.ijme.in). He is presently its Editor and was National Coordinator of the two National Bioethics Conferences of the IJME in 2005 and 2007.

View the annual lecture archive.