The USC Law & Global Health Collaboration hosted Dennis Altman Jan. 30, 2019, for his lecture, “Missing in Action? The United States & the Global Struggle for Sexual Rights.”
Professorial Fellow in Human Security, La Trobe University
Ambassador, Human Rights Law Centre
Named one of the 100 most influential Australians by The Bulletin in 2006, Professor Dennis Altman is an author and academic who teaches politics at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. He has written thirteen books, exploring sexuality, politics and their inter-relationship in Australia, the United States and now globally. His book, Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation, was one of the first serious analyses to emerge from the gay liberation movement, and has been published in eight countries since 1972, with a readership which continues today. From 2001 to 2005, Altman served as President of the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific and has since been invited to lecture on AIDS and sexuality in countries across the world. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2008.
Watch the Lecture
Learn about Dennis Altman’s background writing about the AIDS epidemic and working in sexual rights, as well as about his thoughts on the impact of American democracy on the rest of the world.
This talk is part of the 2018-2019 Global(HEALTH+LAW) Series, hosted by the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration, supported by the USC Collaboration Fund.