Global Health and Security

An Integrated Approach to Protecting Threatened Health Systems

Program Dates: December 2 - 7, 2018

Application Deadline: October 2, 2018

Program Fee: $8,900*

*The program fee includes tuition, housing, curricular materials and most meals.

Program Overview

Armed conflict. Natural disasters. West Africa's Ebola epidemic. The cholera outbreak in Yemen. Crises such as these have sparked global discussions about pressing issues at the nexus of health and security. As the G20, World Health Summit, Munich Security Conference, and other international assemblies have highlighted, finding solutions to prevent and mitigate potentially destabilizing health threats is becoming an increasingly urgent priority. 

Global Health and Security: An Integrated Approach to Protecting Threatened Health Systems will bring together key actors to explore novel approaches to global health security. This new executive program, created and offered jointly by Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Medical School, will educate participants on: 

  • Assessing health systems around the world
  • Detecting potential or emerging health threats
  • Creating approaches for coordinating the efforts of international security forces, health agencies, and local stakeholders to address these threats

This groundbreaking program will be co-chaired by Dr. Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Juliette Kayyem, Belfer Lecturer in International Security at HKS and Director of its Homeland Security Project.