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K-State Today

June 16, 2014



Philosopher Jon Herington to present at an international conference on security

By Teresa Zerbe

Jon Herington, assistant professor of philosophy, will present "Securing or Promoting Health? A dilemma for global health" at an international workshop on The Ethics of Health Security, June 24-25, at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

Co-organized by Herington, the workshop is part of a U.K. research council funded seminar series on health security and will focus specifically on the ethics of public health emergencies, biodefense and the provision of healthcare in conflict and disaster zones.

Participants include number of scholars from leading U.K. research universities including Oxford, Kings College and Sussex, as well as practitioners from the U.K. Ministry of Defense and Medicins Sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders.