from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
Title: “The Constitution and HIV/AIDS: the personal and the political” – Edwin Cameron
Date: Sept. 9, 2011
Time: 8:30 -9:30 a.m.
Location: 1131 Bioinformatics (directions)
The 2011-2012 conference series kicks off with two back-to-back speakers. Justice Cameron is the first speaker, and his talk will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Edwin Cameron is a noted human rights activist and a sitting justice on South Africa’s Constitutional Court. During apartheid, he was a leading human rights lawyer. President Mandela appointed him a judge in 1994. He was a powerful critic of President Mbeki’s AIDS-denialist policies and wrote a prize-winning memoir, Witness to AIDS, which has been published in five countries around the world.
About Friday ID Conference
IGHID co-sponsors a weekly conference series which features distinguished clinicians and scientists from UNC, local universities and other national and international institutions. The topics are varied and appeal to not only infectious disease specialists, but also professionals in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines. The conference takes place every Friday, September through June, from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in 1131 Bioinformatics (first floor auditorium) on the UNC campus. For more information, or to suggest a speaker, please contact the conference coordinator, Kathy James. To sign-up to receive weekly announcements of the conference, click here.