Global Health Governance: Histories, Politics & Knowledge Production

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Global Health Governance

Spring 2021

Taught By: Manjari Mahajan

Section: A

CRN: 8962

Credits: 3

The new Coronavirus epidemic, coming on the heels of other emergencies such as Ebola, Zika and SARS, throws a spotlight on the politics, technologies and histories of global health. It forces us to contend with how emergencies are conceptualized, categorized, and addressed. This course will examine and contextualize Corona-like emergencies within a broader discussion of global health actors, ethics, and epistemologies. The 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. Thus we will ask how contemporary approaches to COVID-19 and Ebola are different from older programs for malaria and polio? Second, health will be examined not as a standalone sector but rather as part of larger processes of development and globalization. Third, there will be an emphasis on questions of knowledge production. We will ask how problems in global health are conceived of; how are data and evidence conceptualized and collected; and how are success and failure understood?

This course is part of the Development concentration and Governance & Rights concentration in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 10, 2021 (Monday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 11:16am 10/27/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/4/2021