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The Politics of Global Public Health

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Course DatesWeeksMeeting TimesStatusInstructor(s)CRN
June 29, 2015 - July 10, 20152M-F 12:15-3:05POpenCaroline Kuo10639

Course Description

Global public health is not only driven by evidence but also community, national, and international interests. This course explores the politics global public health.

The course explores the politics of global public health through a series of historical case studies spanning the globe. In these case studies, we will explore some of the most important public health crises of our time including HIV, smallpox, avian flu and more. Each of these case studies will illustrate how global public health is driven not only by solid scientific evidence, but is driven by the policy and political context of local communities, national policies, and international global interests.

Students will be introduced to some of the most important global public health challenges of our time. Students will also be able to engage in and discuss how public health objectives can be directly and indirectly impacted by politics and special interests.

There are no prerequisites for the course.