April 11, 2013
Christina H. Paxson, the nineteenth president of Brown University, is our speaker for the April 11 Academy in Context dinner-seminar, which is called: "Public Policy Responses to HIV in Africa."
She came to Brown from Princeton University, where she was dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs and the Hughes Rogers Professor of Economics and Public Affairs. Paxson's research focuses on the relationship of economic factors to health and welfare over the life course, particularly on the health and welfare of children. In 2000, she founded the Center for Health and Wellbeing, an interdisciplinary research center in the Woodrow Wilson School.
This Academy in Context dinner-seminar is part of a series intended to foster discussion of ethical issues among graduate students across the disciplines. The purpose of the program is not to draw definitive conclusions or identify "right" answers, but rather to explore the ethical challenges that are raised from a variety of perspectives. It is open to graduate students and postdoctoral appointees, and is hosted by the Dean of the Graduate School.