Fall 2023 Health Policy and Management P8597 section 001

The Politics and Policies of Humanitaria


Call Number 16177
Day & Time
S 9:00am-3:30pm
To be announced
Points 1.5
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Laetitia Atlani-Duault
Course Description With the Middle East and other regions of the world in political turmoil, and with the frequent occurrence of natural disasters and deadly epidemics, the demands on and the stakes involved with humanitarian aid in health grow steadily higher. Yet both historical and recent political and scientific controversies abound regarding how it should be planned and delivered. In this course, students will explore some of the most salient of these controversies and review concrete cases of intervention from Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, Europe and former Soviet Union. The twin objectives of the course are to provide students with: 1) a rigorous understanding of current policies and approaches to humanitarian aid in health, and 2) the analytical tools and historical perspective to participate, as public health professionals, in the field’s renewal. The course will be provided through a mix of lectures, discussion and debates. Major international UN and NGO practitioners will be invited to participate in the debates and a United Nations Headquarters tailored site visit will be organized.
Web Site Vergil
Department Health Policy & Management
Enrollment 14 students (40 max) as of 11:46PM Thursday, July 18, 2024
Subject Health Policy and Management
Number P8597
Section 001
Division School of Public Health
Open To GSAS, Public Health
Section key 20233HPMN8597P001