NYU Wagner and the Wagner Health Network are pleased to welcome Laurie Garrett to the school on Tuesday, November 8, for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities ahead for the global AIDS response and other public health priorities. She will be joined by Peter Navario, a UNAIDS technical advisor and an adjunct assistant professor of public policy at Wagner.
This event, free and open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. at the school’s home in the historic Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street (at the corner of Houston Street), 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y. A reception will immediately follow.
Garrett is a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, the winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism for her chronicles of the Ebola virus outbreak in Zaire for Newsday, and a best-selling author. Her trio of books include The Coming Plague: Newly Emergency Diseases is a World Out of Balance (1995); Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health (2001); and her latest, “I Heard the Sirens Scream: How Americans Responded to the 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks (2011).
Navario is technical advisor at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in New York. There, he supports a number of policy initiatives, such as the 2011 UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS; UNAIDS' High Level Commission on HIV Prevention; and the UN Secretary-General's Global Strategy on Women's and Children's Health. Previously, Navario was a Fellow in Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he published, lectured, and convened meetings with leaders on U.S. development assistance for HIV/AIDS and other global health initiatives.
Please note: For those unable to attend in person, the event will be streamed live from the Wagner website (www.wagner.nyu.edu). Additionally, viewers may Tweet questions during the event to @NYUWagner with the hashtag #GarrettEvent.