This Peking University course is a part of the Global Hybrid Classroom (GHL) initiative.

Course Objective:

The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the complexities of global health project implementations and the importance of leadership on this issue. Students will learn how leaders have overcome challenges faced in the operationalization of complex health interventions, foreign policy, and working with key stakeholders and organizations in this context. They will be exposed to real-world cases in global health leadership. Students will learn from, and interact with, world-renowned leaders from around the world through a series of guest lectures delivered via real-time videoconferencing.

This course aims to provide students with an opportunity to work with peers across institutions and regions to develop and hone skills in cultural competency (in addition to an expanded professional network), and help students

  1. identify key trends and issues working in global health context,
  2. analyze the ways public health, health, systems and other organizations can work together to impact health outcomes,
  3. explain the need for partnerships in developing, implementing, and evaluating policies, programs, and services that affect the health of a community,
  4. identify key characteristics of effective global health leaders,
  5. articulate ways to identify and measure success in leadership,
  6. describe the challenges faced in health programming and how they were overcome.


  • None; targets graduate students interested in public health

Textbooks and References:

  • Withers, Mellissa, McCool. Global Health Leadership. Association of Pacific Rim Universities Network. 2019.
  • Ilona Kickbusch. Global Health Governance. University of Geneva Institute of Global Health. 2018.

Lead instructor

Timetable (GMT+8):

  • Session 1: Tuesday, September 28, 09:00-11:00
  • Session 2: Tuesday, October 12, 09:00-11:00
  • Session 3: Tuesday, October 19, 09:00-11:00
  • Session 4: Tuesday, October 26, 09:00-11:00
  • Session 5: Tuesday, November 2, 09:00-11:00
  • Session 6: Tuesday, November 9, 09:00-11:00
  • Session 7: Tuesday, November 16, 09:00-11:00
  • Session 8: Tuesday, November 23, 09:00-11:00
  • Session 9: Tuesday, November 30, 09:00-11:00
  • Session 10: Tuesday, December 7, 09:00-11:00

Each session will be offered in English. Students will be able to register for each individual session and are welcomed to participate during the live interactive section. The registration link will be made available one to two weeks prior to the start of the first session. Stay tuned!

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