Law, Science, and Social Movements: How Feminism Altered the AIDS Response

Aziza Ahmed, LAPA Fellow; Northeastern University School of Law

Date: 
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 4:30pm
Location: 
301 Marx Hall
Audience: 
Public

LAPA’s seminar format assumes that seminar participants have familiarized themselves with the paper in advance. The commentator opens the session by summarizing the main themes in the paper and presenting some topics for discussion. The author then has the right of first response before we open to the floor for questions. The seminar will end with a brief reception, giving everyone a chance to mingle and meet.

Aziza Ahmed
LAPA Fellow
Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law

Professor Ahmed is an internationally renowned expert in health law, criminal law and human rights.  Her scholarship examines the legal, regulatory and political environments on health in US domestic law, US foreign policy and international law. She teaches Property Law, Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights, and International Health Law: Governance, Development and Rights. Professor Ahmed has been selected as a fellow with the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University. She is combining her sabbatical and her fellowship to spend the 2017-2018 academic year developing her work on law, feminism and science into a book with particular emphasis on how women’s health advocates shaped the AIDS response. She has also written extensively about abortion and reproductive health.  Professor Ahmed’s scholarship has appeared in the University of Miami Law ReviewAmerican Journal of Law and MedicineUniversity of Denver Law ReviewHarvard Journal of Law and GenderBoston University Law Review (online), and the American Journal of International Law (online), among other journals.   Prior to joining the School of Law, Professor Ahmed was a research associate at the Harvard School of Public Health Program on International Health and Human Rights. She came to that position after a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship with the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW). Professor Ahmed has also consulted with various United Nations agencies and international and domestic non-governmental organizations.  Professor Ahmed was a member of the Technical Advisory Group on HIV and the Law convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and has been an expert for many institutions, including the American Bar Association and UNDP. In 2016, she was appointed to serve a three-year term on the advisory board of the Northeastern University Humanities Center.   In addition to her BA and JD, Professor Ahmed holds an MS in population and international health from the Harvard School of Public Health.