Great Decisions Master Class: The World Health Organization
- Wednesday, March 24, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online Master Class
- Event type
One hour lecture on The World Health Organization by Professor Jeffrey S. Morton, followed by a 20- minute question and answer segment.
The Covid-19 pandemic has thrust the World Health Organization (WHO) into the limelight, for better and for worse. While some of the Trump administration’s criticism of the organization is unfair, the response to the early stages of the pandemic left many experts wanting more from the WHO. What is the WHO’s role in responding to international pandemics? What can be done to improve the WHO’s response to future global health crises?
Since 1918 the Foreign Policy Association has served as a catalyst for open, objective and non-partisan public discourse of world affairs and American foreign policy. Great Decisions is an annual series that examines the most pressing foreign policy challenges each year. During this global pandemic, we will be offering an online master class for those who are unable to participate in their usual discussion groups in-person.
Jeffrey S. Morton - Host
Professor of Political Science, FAU
Jeffrey S. Morton is a Professor of Political Science, a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association and recipient of the prestigious FPA Medal, which is bestowed upon leading members of the American foreign policy establishment. He has been honored with numerous university awards, including Researcher of the Year, the Talon Service Award, Master Teacher and University Distinguished Teacher of the Year. Professor Morton has contributed to articles that have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. He directs the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program, which has received forty-five national and international awards for academic excellence and placed 1st overall at Nationals in Washington, D.C. in 2018 & 2020.