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Role of U.S. Foreign Aid in Global HIV/AIDS Prevention

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Location: Old Capitol Museum, UI Pentacrest, 1 S. Clinton Street, Iowa City, Iowa; 7-8 p.m.

University of Iowa Public Policy Center will be hosting Michael J. Gerson for a discussion on the American role in HIV/AIDS prevention worldwide.  This program is sponsored by the Iowa United Nations Association.

Michael J. Gerson joined ONE in August 2010 as a Senior Advisor. He is a nationally syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in the Washington Post and in nearly 100 other newspapers. Mr. Gerson is the author of Heroic Conservatism (HarperOne, 2007) and co-author of City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era (Moody, 2010). He appears regularly on the PBS NewsHour, Face the Nation, and other programs.

Until 2006, Mr. Gerson was a top aide to President George W. Bush as Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning. He was a key administration advocate for the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), the fight against global sex trafficking, and funding for women's justice and empowerment issues. Prior to that appointment, he served in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Speechwriting and Assistant to the President for Speechwriting and Policy Advisor. Mr. Gerson joined Bush's presidential campaign in early 1999 as chief speechwriter and a senior policy adviser. 

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accomodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the PPC's Community Engagement Coordinator, Liz Watson, at elizabeth-m-watson@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-6817.
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