World AIDS Day 2011


 A Symposium to Celebrate the Freedom of the Alaei Brothers and their Contributions to HIV and AIDS Education and Treatment


December 1, 2011

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 A reception will follow the speaker event.

University at Albany

School of Public Health

One University Drive

Rensselaer, NY 12144

Join us in celebrating World AIDS Day and the return of the Kamair and Arash Alaei, and hear the story of their work to educate and provide treatment to Iranians with HIV and AIDS. Susanna Sirkin, deputy director at Physicians for Human Rights, will keynote the event, and discuss the critical importance of supporting physicians who challenge governmental authorities and thwart the rights of patients. A reactor panel of Human Rights activists will focus on promoting human rights through public health.

The event is free and open to all.

 Speakers include:

  • Kamiar and Arash Alaei
  • Susanna Sirkin, M.Ed., deputy director, Physicians for Human Rights

Panelists include:

  • Hadi Ghaemi, executive director, International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
  • Alicia Oullette, professor of Law, Albany Law School     

Please contact Karina Velez at to register for this event. 


Support for this program provided in part by

University at Albany Foundation and University Auxiliary Services