New Summer Program on The History and Future of Pandemic Threats and Global Public Health
The Department of History at Columbia University seeks talented undergraduate and graduate students for The Hertog Global Strategy Initiative, an intensive summer program that will take place over 12 weeks from May 23 through August 12. The 2011 topic is "The History and Future of Pandemic Threats and Global Public Health."
Students in program spend the first two weeks of the summer in a total immersion seminar learning historical research methods and discussing key-readings in the field. The following eight weeks are spent conducting independent and team projects at archives around the world and contributing to a shared virtual archive. In August, the class reconvenes and participants present their research and participate in scenario and simulation exercises. The program is intended to demonstrate the potential for collaborative historical research on critical issues in international affairs and global public health.
The 2011 global strategy seminar will be taught by Matthew Connelly, Professor of History at Columbia University, and Stephen Morse, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. They will be assisted in the classroom by a number of experts in the field, including world-class scholars and top government officials. Speakers and workshop participants will include Allan Brandt, Anthony Fauci, Peggy Hamburg, Laurie Garrett, DA Henderson, David Heymann, John Lange, George Korch, Randall Packard, Erez Manela, Howard Markel, Joy Miller, Stephen Redd, David Rosner, Robert Webster, Vincent Racaniello, and Kavita Sivaramakrishnan.
For more about the program, including the application and financial aid information, visit: http://globalstrategy.columbia.edu.
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The application deadline is March 1, 2011.