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Justice Edwin Cameron to present South Africa’s Constitutional Transition and AIDS: A Personal Account

Posted by News on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in News Posts.

Chancellor’s Lecture Series

Justice Edwin Cameron,
Constitutional Court of South Africa

“South Africa’s Constitutional Transition and AIDS:
A Personal Account


Thursday, April 11, 2013
Reception and Book Signing: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Langford Auditorium Lobby
Lecture: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Langford Auditorium

Join us in welcoming Justice Cameron to Vanderbilt University on April 11. This event is free and open to the public. Read the full article in Vanderbilt News.

Cameron is a justice on South Africa’s Constitutional Court and serves as general secretary to the Rhodes Trust for South Africa. As the first senior South African official to publicly disclose his diagnosis of HIV, Cameron was selected as a recipient of the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights for his courage in raising public awareness of the disease.

His brilliant career—which spans safeguarding human rights during apartheid, teaching law, and serving as a judge— uniquely qualifies Cameron to examine our response to AIDS. Vanderbilt is honored to welcome this extraordinary man, whom President Mandela has hailed as “one of South Africa’s new heroes.”

Cameron’s appearance is part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series at Vanderbilt, which brings to the university and to the wider Nashville community intellectuals who are shaping the world today. For more information about the lecture, visit vanderbilt.edu/chancellor/lecture-series, email cls@vanderbilt.edu, call (615) 322-0885, or follow on Twitter @VUCLS.


In partnership with Nashville CARES, Vanderbilt University and the Chancellor’s Lecture Series are proud sponsors of Dining Out For Life, the first dine-out fundraiser of its kind. Now in its eleventh year, Dining Out For Life has raised millions for HIV/AIDS service organizations across North America. It is considered one of Nashville’s most fun and interactive fundraising events, with more than $115,000 raised in 2012 to fight HIV/AIDS in Middle Tennessee. On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, more than six thousand diners will DINE OUT in more than 60 restaurants that are donating between 30 and 100 percent of their proceeds to Nashville CARES and the fight against HIV/AIDS. View a full list of participating restaurants.

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