SFU President's Faculty Lecture Series

President's Faculty Lecturer: Dr. Kelley Lee

From AIDS to Zika:  Institutional innovation and global health

Disease risks in our increasingly interconnected world make effective cooperation across borders more important than ever before.  However, the global responses to diseases such as AIDS, SARS and Ebola in recent decades reveal serious flaws in the institutions responsible for collective health action.  Professor Lee will argue that there is a need to shift the debate, from tinkering with the shortcomings of the World Health Organization (WHO), to creating institutional innovations enabling health cooperation on a planetary scale.

Kelley Lee is a Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Health Governance in the SFU Faculty of Health Sciences.  Her research focuses on collective action to address communicable and non-communicable diseases amid globalization.  She holds degrees from UBC, University of Victoria and University of Sussex.  She chaired the WHO Resource Group on Globalization, Trade and Health, and is a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health and Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.  


Wed, 06 Apr 2016 7:00 PM


SFU's Surrey Campus
250-13450 102nd Ave.
Room 2600



Event is FREE, but registration is required.