The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination's Project on Gender in the Global Community (GGC) will host Aziza Ahmed, professor of law at Northeastern University and currently a visiting scholar with the Woodrow Wilson School's Program in Law and Public Affairs, as guest speaker at the GGC student fellows bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Ahmed will discuss gender and global health in relation to her current research project focusing on law, science, and feminism in the response to the AIDS crisis. Participation in this event is open to Gender in the Global Community student fellows only.
Aziza Ahmed is an internationally renowned expert in health law, criminal law, and human rights. Her scholarship examines the role of science and activism in shaping global and national law and policy with a focus on criminal laws that impact health. She teaches courses in Property Law, Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights, and International Health Law. Prior to joining Northeastern, 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 fellowship in Women’s Law and Public Policy with the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS. Ahmed frequently serves as an expert for various UN agencies. She was a member of the Technical Advisory Group on HIV and the Law convened by the United Nations Development Programme from 2009-2012.
Ahmed’s scholarship has appeared in the University of Miami Law Review, American Journal of Law and Medicine, University of Denver Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, Boston University Law Review (online), and the American Journal of International Law (online), among other journals. She received her B.A. from Emory University, an S.M. from Harvard School of Public Health, and a J.D. from University of California, Berkeley School of Law.