2019 AER Conference
Jonathan H. Marks, MA, BCL (University of Oxford equivalent to JD, LL.M.)
Director, Bioethics Program; Affiliate Faculty, Law, Philosophy, Public Policy, and International Affairs, Pennsylvania State University
Director of the Bioethics Program, Pennsylvania State University
Participate in a vibrant discussion of The Perils of Partnership: Industry Influence, Institutional Integrity, and Public Health by Jonathan H. Marks, director of the Bioethics Program at Penn State, and affiliate faculty in Law, Public Policy and International Affairs. In the book, Professor Marks shows how public-private partnerships and multi-stakeholder initiatives can create "webs of influence" that undermine the integrity of public health agencies; distort public health research and policy; and reinforce the framing of public health problems and their solutions in ways that are least threatening to the commercial interests of corporate "partners." He also offers a novel framework to help public bodies identify the systemic ethical implications of their current or proposed relationships with industry actors. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and participate in a discussion with Professor Marks about his book, and he will be available to sign books after the lunch. Professor Marks’ book is available wherever books are sold online, and copies will be sold at the conference.
Note: Lunch will be served in this session and pre-registration is required. The formal presentation will start at 11:45 AM.