After Words

After Words: Craig Timberg & Daniel Halperin, "Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It," hosted by Scott Evertz, Former Office of National AIDS Policy Director

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Craig Timberg promotes the theory that Western colonial powers unwittingly sparked the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa simply by sending people into remote regions, where chimpanzees had carried the virus for millennia without it spreading to humans.  Mr. Timberg also argues that Western attempts to stem the epidemic, through condom distribution and abstinence campaigns, are ineffective because they ignore homegrown African initiatives that focus on stemming the behaviors that spread the virus.  Mr. Timberg discusses his assertions with Scott Evertz, a former director of the Office of National AIDS Policy.

About the Authors

Craig Timberg

Mr. Timberg is the former Johannesburg Bureau Chief for the Washington Post.  In that position, he visited 23 African countries and wrote extensively about AIDS.  He is currently the Washington Post Deputy National Security Editor.


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After Words: Craig Timberg & Daniel Halperin, "Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It," hosted by Scott Evertz, Former Office of National AIDS Policy Director

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  • Sunday, April 1st at 11am (ET)
  • Monday, March 26th at 3am (ET)
  • Monday, March 26th at 12am (ET)
  • Sunday, March 25th at 9pm (ET)
  • Saturday, March 24th at 10pm (ET)
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