The discussion at the Wagner school features a nationally recognized expert on issues of global public health in conversation with an advisor to UNAIDS.
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.