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Author examines the 'business of AIDS'

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, 4:30 p.m. 16 Robertson Hall

Author and epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani will discuss her new book, "The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Pisani's book reflects on her work with international efforts to halt the spread of AIDS over the past 14 years and presents her views on why governments are reluctant to fund HIV prevention for the people who need it most.

After working as a journalist for Reuters, the Economist and Asia Times in several Asian countries, Pisani earned a Ph.D. in infectious disease epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has provided research, analysis and policy advice to the World Bank, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control as well as to the ministries of health of China, Indonesia, East Timor and the Philippines.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Gender and Policy Network, the Center for Health and Wellbeing, and the Princeton AIDS Initiative.

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