Program Track: Global Health
The 2019 ELSI program will run on the Haverford campus from Sunday, May 19–Friday, May 24, 2019. Participants are required to live on campus and attend all program activities.
The Global Health track will accommodate up to 12 participants. Participants are not required to have declared a minor in Health Studies but must have a demonstrated interest in global health.
ELSI Global Health Track, led by Anna West, Assistant Professor and Director of Health Studies
The Global Health (GH) track aims to develop students’ capacities for ethical leadership with a dual focus on applying insight and principles in the short-term (ideally, summer internship placements), while also preparing for longer-term engagements, especially careers in global health and related fields. Participants can expect to develop key capacities for ethical leadership in the following areas:
- Understanding of the political and historical context of both current and past global health practices and activities.
- Familiarity with how health systems are organized, sensitivity to hierarchies and power dynamics, and insight into how priorities are established, and resources are allocated.
- Recognition of ethical dilemmas involved in knowledge production for global health practice, along with a commitment to partnership in the co-production of knowledge.
- Humility grounded in an appreciation for the cultural, national, and regional variation in the ways that tasks are accomplished, negotiations undertaken, and relationships built.