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

June 6, 2016
New York City


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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 asked: "Could the solution to challenges that span the globe start at a single dot on the map?"

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  • Monday, June 06
  • 4:05 p.m.WelcomeMargaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE
  • 4:25 p.m.The City Politics of HIV/AIDSDemetre 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 p.m.​​​​​​​Power of the PeopleVanessa Kerry, Founder and CEO, Seed Global Health
    Cara Page, Executive Director, Audre Lorde Project
    Demetre Daskalakis
    Mindy Fullilove
    Brad Sears

    With Indira Lakshmanan, Contributor, Politico Magazine and The Boston Globe
  • 5:10 p.m.The Role of Cities in Global HealthAngela Brown Burke, Mayor of Kingston, Jamaica
    James Nxumalo, Mayor of Durban, South Africa
    With Alex Wagner, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
  • 5:25 p.m.​​​​​​​The Way ForwardMicheal 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,
    Angela Brown Burke
    James Nxumalo
    With Alex Wagner, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
  • 6:10 p.m.Networking Reception-

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