Global Health Governance 2: Histories, Ethics, and Knowledge Production

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Global Health Governance 2

Spring 2019

Taught By: Manjari Mahajan

Section: A

CRN: 5705

Credits: 3

This is one of the two courses focused on global health and the critical study of its actors, ethics, policies, and epistemics. This course will have the following themes: First, contemporary logics and programs of global health will be situated in a longer historical trajectory of older initiatives of international health and tropical medicine. Thus, we will ask in what ways the Gates Foundation is different from older actors such as the World Health Organization that used to dominate international health. Second, there will be an emphasis on questions of knowledge production. For instance, why has there been a shift within international health away from addressing tropical infectious diseases and towards chronic diseases such as diabetes? More fundamentally, how are problems conceived of; how are data and evidence conceptualized and collected; and how are success and failure understood? Third, global health will be used as a lens to examine emerging challenges of governance and ethics. For instance, we will analyze how public private partnerships and new philanthropic actors, by displacing states and inter-governmental agencies, are leading to new quandaries of how to think about accountability and transparency. The two courses on global health. Global Governance for Health and Human Rights (NINT 6359, Fall semester) and Global Health, Poverty and Development​ (NINT 5325; Spring semester), cover distinct topics and can be taken independently; they do not serve as pre-requisites to each other. Together, the two courses would provide a student with a rigorous foundation to understanding key historical, analytical and policy issues in global health governance, and would serve as the core of a specialization in global health.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:35am 6/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 913

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/7/2019