The WHO and Global Health Governance: Lessons from the Pandemic with Dr. Irene Langran
December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Irene Langran is professor and chair of the Political Science Department at Albright College, where she also directs the interdisciplinary programs in International Relations and Public Health. Her research interests include globalization, global health, and global governance. A passionate advocate of interdisciplinary studies, Dr. Langran co-edited Globalization and Global Citizenship: Interdisciplinary Approaches (Routledge, 2016). She has published in several academic journals, including Journal of Asian and African Studies, Asian Studies, New Global Studies, Canadian Journal of Political Science, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, and Journal for Peace and Justice Studies. An innovative teacher dedicated to the promotion of civil and productive political conversations in the classroom, Dr. Langran received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching at Albright College in 2016.
Dr. Langran received her doctorate from the University of Toronto, specializing in the comparative politics of developing countries. The field research for her dissertation focused on health sector reform in the war-torn southern Philippine region of Mindanao. Before joining Albright’s faculty, she worked with nongovernmental organizations in multiple countries—experiences she brings to her classroom today.
Teaching in an Era of Political Discord
Dr. Langran is engaged actively in the effort to promote civil and productive political conversations in the classroom. Reflecting the polarization of our society, these conversations can be challenging—yet understanding how to use them as a learning tool can help students gain lifelong skills.
POL 202, Introduction to International Relations
POL 242, Human Rights and Genocide
POL 273, Globalization
POL 352, International Law & Organizations
SYN 330, Global Health
POL 420, International Development
POL/PUH 440, Globalization, Health and Environment
This virtual program is scheduled for 12:00 noon on December 8th.