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Poster for #HASTalks seminar with Dr. Rachel Zhou, Department of Health, Aging & Society, McMaster University

#HASTalks: Acceleration, contestation, and interconnection: “Vaccine nationalism” through a global lens

Y. Rachel Zhou, Professor in the Department of Health, Aging and Society at McMaster University, will offer a contextualized understanding of vaccine nationalism by attending to the complex relationships between COVID-19 and globalization.

Oct 04, 2021


#HASTalks is a seminar series curated by The Department of Health, Aging & Society at McMaster University.

Acceleration, contestation, and interconnection: “Vaccine nationalism” through a global lens

The present trend of "vaccine nationalism" – the mindset and act of gaining preferential access to newly developed vaccines by individual countries (higher-income countries, in practice) – raises questions about nationalist approaches to the global public health crisis. In this presentation, Dr. Zhou contends that exploring vaccine nationalism as a problem that cuts across multiple sites of globalization – in terms of geopolitics, technocentrism, institutional inadequacy, global consciousness, sense of hierarchy, and time-space relations, for example – sheds light on the contentious politics of this global health crisis and, in turn, opens up theoretical perspectives and discursive spaces for understandings of globalization processes, in which both multifaceted inequalities and transplanetary solidarity have become unprecedentedly sophisticated and urgent.

Date: October 26, 2021
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (ET)
Online Session: Register for this event


ALL are welcome to attend this FREE virtual session!

PLEASE NOTE: The session will be recorded. Please be aware that any materials entered, exchanged, or viewed by participants during the session may be recorded.

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