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St. Norbert College and UW-Green Bay present international justice conference: "HIV-AIDS: A Social Threat to Our World and Community"

From St. Norbert College, April 1, 2005
by Mike Counter,, (920) 403-3089

DE PERE: St. Norbert College and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host a gathering of local and international experts to explore the threat of HIV-AIDS to the international community and the local greater Green Bay community.

"HIV-AIDS: A Social Threat to our World and Community" will explore both international and local ramifications of this vital global issue.

The event will begin Friday, April 15 with an invitation only reception for conference participants at the 1965 Room of the University Union, at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

On Saturday, April 16, the conference will move to St. Norbert College's Bemis International Center for a series of panel discussions that are free and open to the public. The conference will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 12:20 p.m., with lunch to follow. St. Norbert College President William J. Hynes and UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard said the conference will present an extraordinary opportunity for their campuses and the community.

"St. Norbert College is delighted to co-sponsor with UW-Green Bay our second international symposium," Hynes said. "HIV-AIDS is a slow-moving, deadly tsunami that is killing generations of children and adults world-wide. We are proud that UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College can help focus on what we can do to combat this deadly killer."

"I am pleased that UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College are continuing our partnership to increase understanding of important global issues," Shepard said. "This symposium will examine the threat of HIV-AIDS from both local and international perspectives. Panelists will shed light on an issue that knows no artificial boundaries."

Expert panelists will connect local interests to the global community and examine the links between them. Panelists include: