Sameea AHMED-HASSIM

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Recherche en Science Politique (Relations Internationales)
Bio

My research interests contribute towards an understanding of global health, its constitutive parts, it’s governance, it’s influence and its meaning in today’s interconnected world.

My previous research focused on the role and function of expert groups contributing towards global health science and technology governance through Intergovernmental Organizations. As a part of the GlobHealth project, I aim to draw out the dynamics contributing towards global health and put into critical focus the social networks and knowledge-production processes that shape healthcare settings in their local contexts and that produce particular understandings of health and disease. My own research focuses on the Cuban Genetics Program as one such local setting and service delivery focus and, in addition, extends the examination of the local/global interactions by focusing on the WHO and PAHO.

CV

2013-2017 - PhD Political Science - Université Libre de Bruxelles

2012-2017 - PhD Political Theory - Luiss Guido Carli

2012 – Intern – Pan American Health Organization, Washington D.C.

Jan-May 2016 - Visiting Researcher - Université de Montréal

Feb-Sep 2015 - Visiting Researcher - University of California Berkeley

2009-2011 - Masters in Health, Populations, Politics and Social Interventions - EHESS

2009-2011 - Masters in Health and Community Welfare - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

2010 – Intern – Generalitat de Salut, Catalunya, Spain

2009 - Certificates in Health Policy & Management, Politics of Health Policy - Johns Hopkins/Pompeu Fabra Fall Institute

2008 – Certificate in International Community Health, Equity, Accessibility and Human Rights – University of Oslo

2005-2008 – Research Assistant – Better Health for Mother and Child – University of Zimbabwe and University of Oslo

2000-2002 – Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology and Geographical Sciences

Domaines d'intérêt

Global Health Governance, Science and Technology Studies, International Relations, knowledge and power, the science-policy nexus

Présentation des enseignements

My research highlights the organizational design of two prominent advisory committees dealing with immunization (WHO/SAGE) and bioethics (UNESCO/IBC). Their purpose is to steer policies towards resolving issues of global concern and aim to bring clarity to the various options governments should take while considering the needs on the ground. These advisory committees call on expertise and different knowledge systems with the aim of creating a platform for the evaluation and discussion of the issues at hand. Recent work in Science and Technology Studies looks at the interactions between science, technology and policy as a point of interest, finding that the relationships are complex and knowledge about how they interact is thin. This research adds to this body of work with a specific emphasis on health issues.

Présentation des recherches

My research highlights the organizational design of two prominent advisory committees dealing with immunization (WHO/SAGE) and bioethics (UNESCO/IBC). Their purpose is to steer policies towards resolving issues of global concern and aim to bring clarity to the various options governments should take while considering the needs on the ground. These advisory committees call on expertise and different knowledge systems with the aim of creating a platform for the evaluation and discussion of the issues at hand. Recent work in Science and Technology Studies looks at the interactions between science, technology and policy as a point of interest, finding that the relationships are complex and knowledge about how they interact is thin. This research adds to this body of work with a specific emphasis on health issues.

Travaux sélectionnés

Recent Publications

2016 ‘Towards a Just Society: STS in the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP)’ EASST Review Vol 35. No. 4.

Recent Conference Papers

GlobHealth ERC Project Workshop, Genetic Medicine, Genomics and Global Health, Paris December 2017
Paper presented: Revolutionary statecraft in a globalizing world: Policy dimensions in Cuba’s national medical genetics program

EHESS Autumn School, Mondialisation de la Santé, Marseille October 2017
Paper presented: Prevention through detection: Reflections on Cuba’s Community Genetics Program

Harvard Institute for Global Law & Policy Regional Workshop, Bangkok January 2017
Paper presented: Boundary Work in Science – Policy Governance: a theoretical perspective

4S/EASST Conference Science and Technology by Other Means, Barcelona August 2016
Paper presented: Openness in Global Advisory Groups