COURSE: The Global Health Program in action: 2009 Summer executive course
Publisher/Organizer: The Graduate Institute, Geneva
Dates: 15-19 June 2009
“Diplomacy is undergoing profound changes in the 21st century – and global health is one of the areas in which this is most manifested. The negotiation processes that shape and manage the global policy environment for health are increasingly not only conducted between public health experts representing health ministries of nation states but include many other major players at the national level and in the global arena.
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 and international agreements and treaties and to maintain relations with a wide range of actors. The summer course will focus on health diplomacy as it relates to health issues that cross national boundaries and are global in nature, will discuss the challenges it faces and how they have been addressed by different groups and at different levels of governance.
Target audience: Health and international relations professionals in departments of international health; health attaches; as well as staff in international organizations, NGOs, philanthropies, and the private sector.’