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ACCESSING GOVERNMENT: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORAY PERSPECTIVES ON THE ROLE OF ACADEMICS IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY FORMATION

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ACCESSING GOVERNMENT: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORAY PERSPECTIVES ON THE ROLE OF ACADEMICS IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY FORMATION

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ACCESSING GOVERNMENT: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORAY PERSPECTIVES ON THE ROLE OF ACADEMICS IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY FORMATION

21 May 2005, University of Liverpool, UK

A multi-disciplinary conference, supported by the Phoenix EU Thematic Research Network. Papers are invited on a variety of themes, including:

· The experience of academics in working with governments · The role of ‘special advisers’ to governments · How experts move between academic and governmental institutions · The changing significance of academic ‘independence’ · The language of expertise — how academics communicate · How non-governmental organisations have influenced policy direction · The political science of health and social welfare

Keynote speaker: Professor Dan Fox, President of the Milbank Memorial Fund (former academic and adviser to American Federal Government agencies)

Please send a one page abstract, with contact details and a paragraph CV by Friday 11 March to:

Dr Sally Sheard Senior Lecturer in History of Medicine Department of Public Health and School of History University of Liverpool Whelan Building Quadrangle Liverpool L69 3GB UK [email protected]

This conference follows a ‘witness seminar’ on Friday 20 May. Participants to include:

Professor Gunnar Agren, Swedish National Institute of Public Health Professor John Ashton, North West Regional Director of Public Health Raoul Briet, former French Director of Social Security Frank Dobson, former British Secretary of State for Health Professor Dan Fox, President of the Milbank Memorial Fund Lord David Owen, former British Minister of Health, Chancellor of the University of Liverpool Constantino Sakellarides, former Portuguese Secretary of State for Health and former Director of WHO-EURO Professor Margaret Whitehead, University of Liverpool

There are a very limited number of ‘audience’ spaces available for the witness seminar. Please contact Sally Sheard if you would like to attend.

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