Using case studies drawn largely but not exclusively from Sub-Saharan Africa, this course explores the challenges and complexities of delivering health in under-resourced settings. Over the past sixty years, various development models and policies have been applied locally and globally. We will critically examine the theory and practice that underlies what has become ‘global health’ within an evolving development framework. Read more about Development and Global Health: A Critical Approach to Theory, Policy and Practice
Lecture (a) 2nd Semester Tuesday 09/06/20 08:30-12:15
Lecture (a) 2nd Semester Tuesday 23/06/20 08:30-12:15
Lecture (a) 2nd Semester Tuesday 26/05/20 08:30-12:15
Course will be given in English. One credit for online portion of the course during the second semester, one credit for 3 4-hour sessions held over May and June.
This class will be taught by Ms. Rina Kedem
Gender and development constitutes its own academic sub-field and has proven to be an enduring international policy and planning focus since the 1970s. With this in mind, the foundational questions that underlie this course are:
• Why should the issue of gender constitute a legitimate planning tradition in its own right?
• Why do the proliferating numbers of policies and plans for action in gender and development often fail to be implemented?
• How do transnational relationships shape trends in gender and development? Read more about Gender and International Development
Social entrepreneurship is a growing field of practice and of academic research. The course will discuss the differences between social and commercial entrepreneurship. Furthermore, it will grapple with the challenge of increasing social value utilizing theories of innovation that were developed in the commercial sector.
The course is taught by Dr. Jonathan Mirvis
Course will be given in English. The course will take place in The Van Leer Jerusalem Institut
The course will introduce feminist theories from the global South and North, and explore the role of gender in social, cultural and economic processes. We will consider gendered social constructions, and the relationship between ideology and disenfranchising practices in everyday lives. The course will begin with an introduction to the field of gender, sexuality and feminist thought, following we will examine matrixes of oppression in the South and gender and globalization. Read more about Gender and Feminism – Theory and Practice
This course focuses on several major topics regarding economic development and the position of developing countries in the contemporary trading system. The course addresses the principal dimensions and measurement of "underdevelopment", principal theories of development (i.e., why some countries managed to become "developed" while the other remained underdeveloped?), the basic principles of the GATT/WTO system, the WTO special rules regarding trade with developing countries.
The course is taught by Prof. Moshe Hirsch Read more about The International Dimension of Development