Global Health Governance 1: Health Crises and Human Rights

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Global Health Governance 1

Fall 2018

Taught By: Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

Section: A

CRN: 5314

Credits: 3

This course examines the political economy of global health – who are the actors shaping global rules and institutions, and what tools and ideas do they use to shape the global governance of health? The last half century has seen unprecedented gains in health – driven by improving living conditions and medical progress – yet the gains have not been even. Stark inequalities mark health outcomes and the ​well being of people around the world. Understanding the ​cause​​s ​of ​ health inequities and designing relevant policies and programs demands a consideration of powerful global institutions, actors and rules that extend well outside the health sector. Advocacy for the human right to health increasingly focuses on issues such as the effects of globalization on health​, the effects of trade and investment rules, and the actions of international corporations. Global governance of health thus has to be conceptualized broadly, incorporating multiple global regimes that affect health inequalities or respond to them. Through a study of a series of topics related to emerging challenges (trade, intellectual property, food and agriculture, environment), and forms of global intervention (such as philanthrocapitalism and humanitarianism), this course examines the actors, strategies, tools, and rules that are both the drivers and responses to inequalities in health and human rights. This course is co-taught by Prof. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Prof. Manjari Mahajan

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: 10:10am 6/25/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/29/2018 - 12/12/2018