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NYU's Center for Global Affairs Hosts "Ending Aids: Why the World Can't Wait and What You Can Do," Dec. 4th

October 31, 2007
N-140, 2007-08

Ambassador Holbrooke Moderates a Panel Discussion Commemorating World AIDS Day 2007

NYU’s Center for Global Affairs has teamed with Vital Voices Global Partnership and the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC) to present “Ending AIDS: Why the World Can’t Wait and What You Can Do,” a special event commemorating World AIDS Day, on Tuesday December 4th from 6-8 p.m. at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place, NYC.

What will it take to end AIDS? The 2006 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic prepared by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS reports that an estimated 39 million people are infected with HIV around the world - nearly half are women and children. In 2005 alone, more than 2.8 million people lost their lives to AIDS. A roundtable discussion examines the global response to HIV/AIDS and features global leaders who call on all of us to act on this worldwide challenge - as students, diplomats, government officials, educators, businesspeople, and members of our respective communities.

World AIDS Day, observed December 1st annually, was created in 1988 at the World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes for AIDS Prevention. Since that time it has been observed around the world by governments, charities, schools, and community organizations as a rallying point for AIDS education, research, and relief efforts.

WHAT: “Ending AIDS: Why the World Can’t Wait and What You Can Do” a roundtable discussion commemorating World AIDS Day

WHO: Confirmed panelists include:

  • Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, moderator, president & CEO, Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC); former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations;
  • Georgia Arnold, vice president, Public Affairs, MTV Networks International
  • Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, U.S. global AIDS coordinator, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
  • Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health, Council on Foreign Relations; former health and science writer, Newsday
  • Michael Rabbow, MD, Dr med, MSc, HIV Policy & Public Affairs, CD Communications, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH
  • Dr. Suniti Solomon, founder-director, Y.R. Gaitonde Center for AIDS Research and Education (YRG CARE, India)

WHEN: Tuesday, December 4, 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South)

This event is free and open to the public, however space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, the public may call the Center at 212-992-8380 or email For program updates, please visit our events calendar at

Support for this series has been partially underwritten by a grant from the Empire State Development Corporation.

NYU’s Center for Global Affairs, within the University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies [], is located in the School’s state-of-the-art facility in the Woolworth Building. The Center presents provocative and timely public events regarding the latest topics in world affairs and houses a graduate program and myriad non-degree courses in global affairs.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions, School of Professional Studies

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876

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