“Children & AIDS” Symposium at Columbia March 31st

March 1, 2004 @ 5:00 am

Co-sponsored by The Institute for Child and Family Policy and The Center for Global Health and Economic Development, the presentation “Children and AIDS” will take place on March 31st. The event, which is part of the Columbia 250 celebration will feature Stephen Lewis the UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. Mr. Lewis will speak on the impact of the AIDS pandemic on the world’s children, with a special focus on the escalating crisis in Africa. He will examine policies and programs designed to ease the plight of children currently affected by AIDS, the growing number of AIDS orphans, as well as the most promising ideas for addressing the long-term structural and political consequences of the disease. The symposium is part of The Institute for Child and Family Policy’s annual lecture series, “The Future of Children in a Global Society.”

CUSSW Professor Sheila Kamerman, co-director of the Institute, will introduce and chair the discussion that will also feature Allan Rosenfield. “Children & AIDS” will take place in the Kellogg Conference Center, Room 1501, at the International Affairs Building (420 West 118th Street) on the 15th floor. Registration is required: http://c250.columbia.edu/c250_events/.