Negotiating health in an interdependent world
As health moves beyond its purely technical realm to become an ever more critical element in foreign policy, security policy, and trade agreements, new skills are needed to negotiate global regimes, international agreements and treaties, and to maintain relations with a wide range of stakeholders. This course focuses on health diplomacy as it relates to health issues that transcend national boundaries and are global in nature. The course discusses the challenges facing health diplomacy and how they are being addressed by different groups and at different levels of governance.
This 8-week interactive course is jointly organised by the Global Health Programme (GHP) at the Graduate Institute Geneva and DiploFoundation. Course curriculum was developed by the GHP, led by Professor Ilona Kickbusch.
By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
- Present the field of global health diplomacy, its history, recent development and key challenges.
- Identify and define key concepts in global health, global health diplomacy and global health governance.
- Discuss key cross-cutting issues of global health in relation to foreign policy, trade, climate change, human rights and other related disciplines.
- Analyse case studies and negotiation processes at the national, regional and global levels.
- Review examples of national and global health strategies.
The course includes the following modules:
Module 1: Introduction and Orientation to Online Learning
Module 2: Global Health Diplomacy, Evolution and History
Module 3: Health and Foreign Policy
Module 4: Actors, Stakeholders and Interests in Global Health
Module 5: Global Health Governance
Module 6: Key Lessons for Successful Global Health Negotiations
Module 7: Policy Coherence at National Level
Module 8: Conclusions and Wrap-up
Option for obtaining ECTS credits from the Graduate Institute, Geneva
Applicants to this course may opt to fulfill additional requirements and pay a supplementry fee in order to obtain a Certificate of Credits from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies signed by the Director of the Global Health Programme and the Director of Executive Education at the Graduate Institute. The Certificate of Credits is equivalent to 4 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits. These credits may be transferable to another institution/programme of study, depending on the policy of that institution.