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GHSS Student Portal

This portal website provides course materials and resources for students who have or will take CGHE’s annual Global Health Strategies for Security (GHSS) course. The content found here is current for the 2020 iteration of the course

No paper materials are provided during the in-residence GHSS course. Students who wish to have hard-copy documents available to review during class should download and print the materials they wish to have during class.

Pre-Course Assignments:

The assignments outlined below are designed to develop a common understanding for students to build upon throughout the GHSS course. All participants should plan to devote approximately 10 hours to completing the readings and the written assignment:

  1. Readings: Complete the required readings. The required readings help establish a foundation of general global health/global health engagement knowledge. A set of optional/supplemental readings and resources is also provided. The optional readings provide for a more in-depth understanding of specific topics; these are good references but are not required.
  2. Short Essay: Write a short essay (approximately 600 words) reflecting on the readings and your experience in global health, global health security, and/or global health engagement. Submit to by 06 April 2020. Address one of the two prompts:
    1. What are the challenges of addressing global health issues through a security-focused lens?
    2. What are the benefits of addressing global health issues through a security-focused lens?

Required Readings

  1. A Safer Future: Global Public Health Security in the 21st Century. (2007). World Health Organization.
  2. Rushton, S. (2011). Global Health Security: Security for Whom? Security from What? Political Studies.
  3. DODI 2000.30: Global Health Engagement (2017).
  4. The U.S. Government Engagement in Global Health: A Primer. (2019). Kaiser Family Foundation.
  5. Kevany, S. and Baker, M. (2016). Applying Smart Power via Global Health Engagement. Joint Force Quarterly.
  6. Michaud, J. et al. (2019). Militaries and global health: peace, conflict, and disaster response. The Lancet.
  7. Burci, G.L. (2014). Ebola, the Security Council and the securitization of public health. Questions of International Law
  8. Kelly, A.M. (2013). One health, food security, and veterinary medicine. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  9. Vogelstein, R.B. and Bigio, J. (2017). Three Things to Know: The Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017.
  10. Davies, S.E., Harman, S., and Manjoo, R. (2019). Why it must be a feminist global health agenda. The Lancet.

Supplemental (Optional) Readings:

  1. International Health Regulations, 2nd Edition (2005).
  2. Global Health Security Agenda.
  3. UNSC Resolution 2177. (2014).
  4. The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy. (2013). Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).
  5. Randolph, T.F. (2007). Role of livestock in human nutrition and health for poverty reduction in developing countries. Journal of Animal Science.
  6. Daschle, T. and Frist, B. (2015). The Case for Strategic Health Diplomacy: A Study of PEPFAR. Bipartisan Policy Center.
  7. Gaist, P.A. and Wilson, R.L. (2016). Separate and Equal: Building Better Working Relationships with the International Humanitarian Community. Joint Force Quarterly. 80:1.
  8. National Security Strategy. (2017).
  9. National Health Security Strategy. (2019).


Course Program

The GHSS course program will be posted to this website soon. 

Course Agenda

The GHSS course agenda will be posted to this website soon.

Logistical Fact Sheet

A helpful logistical fact sheet can be found here.

Student Support

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