Course Highlights

The flagship course explores current debates in global health diplomacy at the interface of health and foreign policy. Each year, the course focuses on a different thematic issue.

Course Faculty

Course Director

Professor Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

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Course Co-Director

Haik Nikogosian, Senior Fellow, Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; Former Head of Convention Secretariat, WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control ,

Course Co-Director

Dr Michaela Told, Deputy Director & Executive Director, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

 

Speakers for the 2017 edition included:

  • Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva
  • Francesco Branca, Director of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization
  • Ray Busuttil, Consultant Public Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate, Ministry for Energy and Health, Malta; Chairman, Executive Board, World Health Organization
  • David Heymann, Head, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House
  • Nadia Isler, Director, Sustainable Development Goals, SDG Lab, United Nations Office at Geneva
  • Suerie Moon, Director of Research, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
  • Maria Neira, Director, Public Health and Environment Department, World Health Organization
  • Haik Nikogosian, Special Representative of the WHO Regional Director for Europe; Senior Fellow, Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
  • Marion Raviglione, Director, Global TB Programme, World Health Organization
  • Gaudenz Silberschmidt, Director for Partnerships and Non State Actors; Director ai, Coordinated Resource Mobilization, Director-General’s Office, World Health Organization
  • Marcus Sprenger, Director, Antimicrobial Resistance Secretariat, World Health Organization
  • Christiane Wiskow, Senior Health Services Specialist, International Labour Office
  • Tana Wuliji, Technical Officer, Health Workforce, World Health Organization

 

The course is highly participatory, drawing on the national and international professional experiences of participants through a multi-disciplinary learning process. It includes lectures by internationally-renowned experts and negotiators, multi-stakeholder panels, case studies, and working groups. An evening negotiation simulation and skill-building activities will complement the learning experience.