The Problem Solvers: Cities on the Front Lines of HIV/AIDS


June 6, 2016
4:00 - 6:10 pm EDT

Agenda


Monday, June 6


4:05 pm EDT Welcome: The Problem Solvers     Watch On-Demand
  • Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE
4:10 pm EDT Ending AIDS in Cities, A Conversation on Leadership     Watch On-Demand
Presented by M·A·C AIDS Fund and UNAIDS*
  • Deborah L. Birx, M.D., Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS; U.S. Special Representative, Global Health Diplomacy
  • Bernard Jomier, Deputy Mayor of Paris, France
  • Annie Lennox, Singer, Songwriter, Activist and UNAIDS Global Goodwill Ambassador
  • Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS
WITH Nancy Mahon, Global Executive Director, M·A·C AIDS Fund

*This session was produced by M·A·C AIDS Fund and UNAIDS, generous supporters of today's event. Atlantic editorial did not participate in the programming of this session.
4:25 pm EDT The City Politics of HIV/AIDS     Watch On-Demand
  • Demetre Daskalakis, Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences and Psychiatry, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Brad Sears, Executive Director of the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
WITH Indira Lakshmanan, Contributor, Politico Magazine and The Boston Globe
4:40 pm EDT Power of the People     Watch On-Demand
  • Vanessa Kerry, Founder and CEO, Seed Global Health
  • Cara Page, Executive Director, Audre Lorde Project
  • Demetre Daskalakis, Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences and Psychiatry, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Brad Sears, Executive Director of the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
WITH Indira Lakshmanan, Contributor, Politico Magazine and The Boston Globe
5:10 pm EDT The Role of Cities in Global Health     Watch On-Demand
  • Angela Brown Burke, Mayor of Kingston, Jamaica
  • James Nxumalo, Mayor of Durban, South Africa
WITH Alex Wagner, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
5:25 pm EDT The Way Forward     Watch On-Demand
  • Micheal Ighodaro, Program and Policy Assistant, AVAC
  • Alexandre Mars, Founder and CEO, Epic Foundation
  • Rebecca Rosen, Associate Director for Data Resources and Data Strategy at the Center for Urban Science and Progress, New York University
  • Matthew Slutsky, Managing Director of Partnerships, Change.org
  • Angela Brown Burke, Mayor of Kingston, Jamaica
  • James Nxumalo, Mayor of Durban, South Africa
WITH Alex Wagner, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

About this conference


Today, over half of the world's population lives in urban areas. Cities attract the best and brightest talent. They offer opportunities and access. They are political and economic centers. Modernizing cities are uniquely equipped to offer their citizens premium health and wellness resources and the necessary measures to take advantage of them. Despite this potential, there are disparities where access to quality resources are not equally available to the poor and disadvantaged. On the occasion of the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS and the Fast-Track Cities Initiative, The Atlantic will ask: "Could the solution to challenges that span the globe start at a single dot on the map?"

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