Lecturer

Development and Global Health: A Critical Approach to Theory, Policy and Practice

Semester: 
Yearly
Offered: 
2020

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.

Development in conflict zones: theoretical exploration and practical tools

Semester: 
2nd semester
Offered: 
2020

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     
Comments: 
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 International Development

Semester: 
2nd semester
Offered: 
2020

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? 

Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation

Semester: 
2nd semester
Offered: 
2020

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

Gender and Feminism – Theory and Practice

Semester: 
Yearly
Offered: 
2019

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. 

Ethics of International Organizations

Semester: 
Yearly
Offered: 
2019

Working in development involves meeting many moral dilemmas and challenges. For example, how should we treat the meeting of Western and local values? What do we think about animal treatment in the community in which we work? We should be loyal – but loyal to the organization which employs us or to the clients? What is sexual harassment? And so on. In this course we shall discuss these are other dilemmas and try to offer tools of moral reasoning in order to face such dilemmas.

The course is taught by Prof. Avner de Shalit