Past Event

Taking a Stand: Challenges and Controversies in Reproductive Health, Maternal Mortality, and HIV/AIDS

June 8, 2006
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall

This World Leaders Forum program features a symposium in Honor of Allan Rosenfield and his four decades of bold leadership in public health followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

The program addresses public health issues of profound global importance-issues directly related to the Millennium Development Goals. Dr. Allan Rosenfield, Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health, has pioneered innovative programs in reproductive health, maternal mortality, and the treatment of HIV-infected women, men, and children. He has advanced the health and human rights of populations around the world. Presentations and discussions featured foremost public health and policy experts from major international health organizations, the United Nations, leading academic institutions, and distinguished faculty from the Mailman School of Public Health.

Welcome and Introduction by:
Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University in the City of New York
William Foege, Emeritus Presidential Distinguished Professor of International Health, Emory University; Gates Fellow
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

Remarks by:
Stephen Lewis, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa
William J. Clinton, Former President of the United States

Session I: Responding to HIV/AIDS

Program Participants:
Seth F. Berkley, President and Chief Executive Officer, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
Wafaa El-Sadr, Director, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs; Professor of Clinical Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons; Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University
Geeta Rao Gupta, President, International Center for Research on Women
Mark Harrington, Cofounder and Executive Director, Treatment Action Group
Jim Yong Kim, Chief, Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Anthropology, Harvard Medical School
Nafis Sadik, United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific; Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General; Former Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Moderated by: 
Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Harvard Law School 

Session II: Reproductive Health and Reduction of Maternal Mortality

Program Participants:
Lynn Freedman, Director of the Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program and of the Law and Policy Project; Associate Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Deborah Maine, Professor of International Health, School of Public Health, Boston University
Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director, UNFPA; United Nations Under-Secretary-General
Mary Robinson, President, Ethical Globalization Initiative; Former President of Ireland; Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; Professor of Practice, International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Frederick Sai, Presidential Advisor on Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS, Ghana; Former Senior Population Advisor, The World Bank
Steven W. Sinding, Director-General, International Planned Parenthood Federation
Faye Wattleton, President, Center for the Advancement of Women; Former President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Moderated by: 
Cokie Roberts, ABC News Political Commentator, National Public Radio Senior News Analyst