Deborah L. Birx, Ambassador-at-Large and the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy with the U.S. Department of State, will present a lecture entitled “The War Against AIDS, 35 Years and Counting: Are We There Yet?” The lecture is part of the Global Diseases: Voices from the Vanguard series, sponsored by the Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism and the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases. Birx helped organize the largest HIV vaccine trial in history and the only one to yield evidence that vaccines will someday protect healthy people against HIV. She currently oversees the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the U.S. engagement with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.