Health and Human Rights Course
PubH 6807 / 3807 Global Health, Relief, Development and Religious and Non-Religious NGOS
Wednesdays, 5:40-8:30 pm, 1/22-5/14
(3 cr, #61835 / #68610, Enrollment via U of MN Onestop )
Instructor: Kirk C. Allison, PhD, MS
Open to all Academic Health Center, Graduate, and Professional students and advanced undergraduates (interested others may contact instructor). Undergraduate Public Health Minors select PubH 3807 (others may take 6807 with an additional paper).
This course critically explores
• Intersections of global health, relief, and development
• Emergence of humanitarianism
• Humanitarianism and human rights
• Roles and relationships between (inter)governmental agencies and NGOs in humanitarian response, development & social welfare generation
• NGOs with diverse philosophical and religious groundings (Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Secularism, ...)
• Frameworks and models of operation including local and non-local actors.
• Intersections of culture, philosophic and confessional content, convergences, conflicts, and interagency relationships
• Response contexts: Disasters; conflicts; HIV/AIDS, TB & malaria
• Military, humanitarianism, and security
• Unintended consequences
Guest speakers illuminate specific contexts.
This course counts toward the PH Global Health Interdisciplinary Concentration, Masters of Development Practice, and Graduate Human Rights Minor Undergraduate Public Health Minor and the Biology, Society and the Environment Major.
For additional information contact instructor at email@example.com or 612-626-6559.