President Barack Obama and two former
presidents, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, are joining top anti-AIDS
advocates for a panel discussion to observe World AIDS Day.
The discussion will
take place Thursday at George Washington University and will be streamed
live on YouTube. Bush and Clinton will participate via satellite.
say they hope to build on progress already made in the fight against
the devastating virus. The event is sponsored by two organizations, ONE
and (RED), that combat global poverty and AIDS. Among the panelists will
be Bono, the lead singer of the band U2 and co-founder of ONE and
Other participants include Tanzania’s
President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida
and Democratic congresswoman Barbara Lee of California.
Source: The Associated Press