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

Presented by the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, the UCLA Center for World Health,  the UCLA Health & Human Rights Law Project, UC Global Health Institute’s Center of Expertise on Women’s Health & Empowerment, & the UCLA Williams Institute

Ambassador Stephen Lewis
Previous UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa & Co-Director, AIDS-Free World

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, responds, “Making the Global Local”

UCLA School of Law, Room 1447
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.


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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