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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

PUBH 6801

PUBH 6801, ‚ÄúGlobal Health, Relief, Development and Religious & Non-Religious NGOs‚Ä?, taught by Kirk Allison, PhD, will meet Wednesdays 5:40 P.M. ‚Äì 7:30 P.M.

PUBH 6801
New Course, Spring 2009, PubH 6801 (Sect. 1), 2 Cr., Topics in Health Services Research & Policy
Topic: Global Health, Relief, Development and Religious & Non-Religious NGOs
Weds. 5:40-7:30 pm, 1/21-5/13
Instructor: Kirk Allison, PhD, MS
For: Academic Health Center, Graduate, Professional Students (interested others including advanced undergraduates and community members contact instructor alli0001@umn.edu, 612-626-6559)
This course explores the intersection of global health, relief, and development; roles and relationships of intergovernmental & governmental agencies and NGOs in humanitarian response, development and social welfare generation; UN bodies and a variety of NGOs with diverse philosophical groundings with a view toward understanding conceptual frameworks and models of operation. Intersections of culture, philosophic/confessional content, convergences and conflicts, and interagency relationships are also critically explored. Guest speakers illuminate specific contexts. Dimensions include:
Global health & development - Emergence of humanitarianism - Human rights and humanitarianism - Response contexts: disasters, conflicts, HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria - Local/non-local actors and culture(s) - Relief & development via Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Secularism...
For additional information contact the instructor at alli0001@umn.edu or 612-626-6559. Enroll via http://www.onestop.umn; course line also at: http://www.phrh.umn.edu
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