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Governing Disease: lessons from the HIV/AIDS epidemic

Professor Tony Barnett, director of LSEAIDS, and Professor Alan Whiteside, University of KwaZulu-Natal, will explore how we govern infections diseases in a public event at LSE on Tuesday 5 December.

Infectious disease epidemics are above all social events. With its massive death rates and long term effects, HIV/AIDS poses enormous challenges to governments. Its length and depth of impact raises even greater challenges. This lecture looks at how we govern infectious disease nationally and internationally in a rapidly shrinking world?

Professor Tony Barnett is professorial research fellow in the Development Studies Institute and director of LSEAIDS. In 2003 he was awarded the Royal Anthropological Institute Lucy Mair Medal in recognition of his contribution to practical anthropology. Alan Whiteside is professor and director of the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. In 2003 he was appointed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as one of the commissioners on the Commission for HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa.

Governing Disease: lessons from the HIV/AIDS epidemic is on Tuesday 5 December 2006 at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jess Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

1 December 2006

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