Joanne Csete, Director of the HIV/AIDS and Human Rights Program at Human Rights Watch, New York delivered the talk, “The Mother of All Missed Opportunities: Human Rights and the Global HIV/AIDS Crisis” in 016 Robertson Hall on Wednesday, February 4, 2004. LISD co-sponsored the lecture with the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, the Woodrow Wilson School’s Center for Health and Wellbeing, and the Princeton AIDS Initiative.
In her capacity as Director of the HIV/AIDS and Human Rights Program at Human Rights Watch, Csete oversees a program of research and advocacy related to human rights abuses linked to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. She was previously chief of policy and programs in the regional office of UNICEF’s New York headquarters. She worked in Africa for about ten years on public health and nutrition programs, mostly in Rwanda, Burundi, D.R. Congo, and Kenya. She was on the faculties of Nutritional Sciences and International Development Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison from 1988-1993. She has a doctoral degree in public health nutrition from Cornell University, a master’s in public health from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University.