Grundständige Veranstaltung (BA)

The new Corona Virus pandemic has made obvious the importance of global health policy, not just for infectious diseases but generally. This course looks at several topics in global health policy from a normative perspective. Topics covered range from infectious diseases, climate change and the environment, to trade, foreign aid, food security and biotechnology.

We will consider many questions, including the following: What are our responsibilities regarding global health inequalities? How should we understand the human right to health? What are the moral constraints on drug testing in underdeveloped countries? How should medical supplies be shared or rationed in times of a pandemic? And what are the moral concerns and constraints regarding bio-technology?