Changing Nature of Heath Diplomacy (E577)
Time & Location:
Monday, 10:15 - 12:15, 14:15 - 16:15,
Villa Barton (Room Abi-Saab)
Dr. Ilona Kickbusch
Office: Room 203
Office hours: Monday, 16:15 - 18:00
Telephone: 022 908 57 04
Website of Professor Kickbusch: http://www.ilonakickbusch.com/en2006/home/index.shtml
Office: Publications desk (3rd floor)
Office hours: Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:00
Telephone: 022 908 57 04
Course Schedule and Content
This course will explore the changing nature of Health Diplomacy. It will analyse the interaction between foreign policy and public health in a global world and the ways countries and international organizations have adapted their responses. Key dimensions of health diplomacy will receive special attention and be discussed using both historical and recent cases.
Historical perspective: the changing nature of health- the changing nature of diplomacy
Morning session (10.15am-12.15pm): History of health diplomacy
Afternoon (2.15pm-4.15pm): The 21st centuries challenges in a global health diplomacy perspective
Geopolitics of international pandemics: study-cases
Morning session (10.15am-12.15pm): Decision making in Peru’s cholera epidemic
Speaker: Ulysses Panisset (Research Policy & Cooperation (RPC/EIP), World Health Organization)
Diplomatic efforts to enact international health measures, treaties and conventions
Morning session (10.15am-12.15pm): The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Speaker: Katherine Deland (Tobacco Free Initiative, World Health Organization)
Afternoon session (2.15pm-4.15pm): The International Health Regulations
Speaker: Gaudenz Silberschmidt (Swiss Federal Office of Public Health)
Health in foreign policy: hard security and soft power: (examples, approaches and perspectives)
Morning session: USA and Europe
Afternoon session: China and India
Efforts on international health issues which lead to non health diplomatic outcomes
Morning session: Public health diplomacy in Cuba
Afternoon session: Vaccine diplomacy
The contribution of public health aid to build international understanding, the promotion of peace and the reduction of conflicts
Morning session: Beyond the 2004 Tsunami: health diplomacy as a response
Afternoon session: Can health be a bridge to peace? - The role of health in conflict resolution
21st century diplomacy
Morning session: Global health diplomacy through networks and alliances- The role for the pharmaceutical industry
Afternoon: Public diplomacy and advocacy
All requirements aim to evaluate students' ability to grasp the key analytical concepts discussed in class and in the readings and to relate them to major empirical developments in health diplomacy. Students are allowed to choose between an analytical paper followed by a presentation (around 20 pages) or a written exam at the end of the seminar. Active participation in class is expected and will be part of the overall grade.
A list of books related to health diplomacy will be available for the students’ seminar at the library:
- Ilona Kickbusch, Kari Hartwig, Justin List (eds) 2005 Globalization, Woman and Health in the 21st Century. New York: Palgrave Macmillan
- Merson MH, Black RE, Mills AJ, eds. International Public Health: Diseases, Programs, Systems, and Policies. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers; 2001. p. 701–738. (there is also a 2004 edition of this book with a slightly different title)
- Kawachi, I, Kennedy, B. (2006) The Health of Nations: Why Inequality Is Harmful to Your Health, New Press
- Kawachi, I, Wamala, S eds. Globalization and Health. Oxford University Press. 2006
- Kaul, Inge, Isabelle Grunberg, and Marc A. Stern (eds.),(1999) Global Public Goods: International Cooperation in the 21st Century: Oxford University Press: New York.
- Kaul, I., Conceição, P., Le Goulven, K. & Mendoza, R. U., eds. (2003) Providing Global Public Goods: Managing Globalization. Oxford University Press: New York.
- Kaul, Inge, Conceição, P (eds.),(20006) The new public finance. Responding to global challenges. Oxford University Press: New York.
- Fukuyama, F (2006) After the neocons. America at the crossroads. Profile Books. London
- Kennedy, P (2006) The Parliament of Man. The United Nations and the quest for world government. Allen Lane London
- Hilts, P (2005) Rx for survival. Why we must rise to the global health challenge. Penguin Press New York
- Beck, U., (1999) World Risk Society , Polity Press: Cambridge UK.
- Aginam, O. (2005) Health Governance: International Law and Public Health in a Divided World , Toronto University of Toronto Press
- Lee, K./Buse, K./Fustukian, S. (editors): Health policy in a globalising world. Cambridge University Press Cambridge UK
- Lee K (Ed.) (2002) Health Impacts of Globalisation, Towards Global Governance. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan
- Chen, L., Leaning, J. and Narasimhan, V. eds. (2003) Global Challenges for Human Security. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Mass. USA.
- Commission on Macroeconomics and Health : Macroeconomics and health: investing in health for economic development, World Health Organization: Geneva
- De Feyter K. (2005) Human Rights – Social Justice in the Age of the Market. Zed Books, London
- Dower N, (2003) An introduction to global citizenship. Edinburgh University Press Edinburgh
- Fidler, DP. International Law and Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1999.
- Garrett, Laurie (2000), Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health :Hyperion: New York.
- Global Health Watch 2005-2006. (2005) An alternative world health report. Zed Books: London (in association with the People’s Health Movement, Bangalore, Medact, London, Global Equity Gauge Alliance Durban
- IOM Institute of Medicine (1997) Americas Vital Interest in Global Health National Academy Press Washington DC
- Labonte R, Schrecker T, Sanfers D, Meeus W. (2004) Fatal Indifference. The G8, Africa and Global Health. UCT Press, Ottawa, ON
- Scholte JA, (2000) Globalization: A Critical introduction. Macmillan. London
- Sen, A. (1999) Development as Freedom. Knopf: New York
- Singer P, (2002) One World: The Ethics of Globalization. Yale University Press: New Haven
- Smith, R., Beaglehole, R., Woodward, D., & Drager, N. (2003). Global Public Goods for Health . Oxford, Oxford University Press.
- Hofrichter, R. (ed) 2003 Health and Social Justice. San Fransisco Jossey Bass
- Farmer, P. (2005) Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor. University of California Press
- Anand, S, Peter, F, Sen, A (Editors) 2006 Public Health, Ethics, and Equity. Oxford University Press USA
- Ulysse Panisset, International State Craft, University Press of America