Prof. Michel Kazatchkine, Member of the Global Commission on Drugs Policy headed by Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General, Ban-ki Moon’s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and Former Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis & Malaria is teaming up with SciCom at the AAAS Annual Meeting being held in Washington D.C. from 11 – 15 February next.
Organised by Dr. Michel Kazatchkine, UN Secretary General’s Ban-Ki Moon’s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia & Co-organised by Aidan Gilligan, SciCom Sunday 16 February, 13h00 AM – 14h30 AM, (Hyatt Regency Chicago)American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Annual Meeting 2014, 13-17 February, ChicagoMeeting Global Challenges: Discovery and InnovationSession Description
Science-based issues are crucial to the conduct of foreign policy. Countries large and small, developed and developing, express a clear interest in implementing science diplomacy through politics. This is for the purpose of representation, cooperation, resolving disputes, improving systems, and securing the right to science for citizens and our most vulnerable populations. The same applies to global companies and institutions operating in a complex matrix of technical and relational challenges. This symposium will test this theory against the successes and failures of health diplomacy strategies around two challenging issues: global responses to HIV/AIDS; and harm reduction science linked to lifestyle.Read more: Resolving Our Greatest Public Health Challenges Via Science Diplomacy