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Global health professor and AIDS activist dies at 49

Gilbert Kombe, a global health professor and international leader in the fight against AIDS, died Nov. 6. He was 49. His wife, Karin Theophile Kombe, said the cause of death was a cerebral stroke. Kombe received his master’s degree in public health from GW in the 1990s, spending his nights in the classroom and his […]

Former child soldier shares story

Grace Akallo was kidnapped from her school at age 15 and forced into a life of drugs, war, violence and rape in her home country of Uganda. She told her story alongside world-renowned humanitarian Leora Kahn in the Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday. Akallo was kidnapped by rebels and forced to fight in the Uganda’s Lord’s […]

U.S. ambassador on women’s issues speaks at Elliott School

Web Exclusive Women’s participation in leadership and peacemaking is vital for a country’s survival, President Barack Obama’s Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues told an audience of students and women’s leaders at the Elliott School last Tuesday. Obama created the position of ambassador to global women’s issues and appointed Melanne Verveer in April 2009. Verveer, speaking […]