February 17-18, 2015
The Center for Medicine, Health, and Society
In Collaboration with:
Funded with support from:
A Research Scholars Lecture Series Grant
Cross-disciplinary fertilization in global mental health
In February 2015, MHS hosted a workshop linked to a larger project entitled “Global Biopsychiatry: Establishing an International Partnership For Critical and Constructive Global Mental Health” led by Professors Dominique Béhague, Jonathan Metzl and Kenneth MacLeish and funded by the Vanderbilt International Office and a Research Scholars Lecture Series grant. The workshop’s aim was to enhance cross-disciplinary debate and fertilization in current debates on the globalization of psychiatry and the emerging field of global mental health. Bringing together eminent scholars from the humanities, the social sciences, medicine, psychiatry, and public health, conversations centered on how to contribute positively to global mental health while also furthering critical and nuanced understandings of the political sensibilities at stake in the globalization of health expertise.
**Post-script: Though Nashville was struck by a snow and ice storm the week of the workshop and several participants got stuck in various airports across the globe, we thank all participants for helping us stick to the proposed schedule as much as was possible, sending comments through email and joining us via Skype!!**