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Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Are International Institutions Succeeding or Failing?

A talk by Amb. Stephen Lewis, the previous UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa & Co-Director of AIDS-Free World.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
UCLA Law, Room 1447
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Introduction by Dr. Thomas Coates, Professor of Medicine & Director of the UCLA Center for World Health. John Heilman, City of West Hollywood Councilmember & former Mayor, also responds,“Making the Global Local.”

This event is co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for World Health, UC Global Health Institute's Center of Expertise on Women's Health and Empowerment, UCLA Health & Human Rights Law Project & the UCLA Williams Institute.

 

ABSTRACT

Stephen Lewis rejects the conventional wisdom that heroic gains have been made by multilateral agencies against the pandemic. He's happy to acknowledge progress where it's real, but he'll take no prisoners where it's not. And where the failure is most dramatic is in the response to women.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Ambassador Stephen Lewis is the co-founder and co-director of AIDS-Free World, an international advocacy organization that works to promote more urgent and more effective global responses to HIV/AIDS.

Ambassador Lewis’ work with the United Nations spanned more than two decades. Until 2006, he served as the UN Secretary-
General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF and was Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations.

Ambassador Lewis is a Companion of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest honor for lifetime achievement. In 2005, he was named by TIME magazine as one of the ‘One hundred most influential people in the world.’

Ambassador Lewis is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University in Toronto. He is the author of the best-selling book, Race Against Time, and he holds 37 honorary degrees from universities in Canada and the U.S.
 

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Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations, UCLA Center for World Health, UC Global Health Institute's Center of Expertise on Women's Health and Empowerment, UCLA Health & Human Rights Law Project and the UCLA Williams Institute.

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