Efforts to end female circumcision in Africa will be the focus of the 2013 Jonathan Mann lecture scheduled for Dec. 5 at the University of New Mexico.

The lecture, "Cultural Responses to End Female Circumcision in Africa," will  feature a panel presentation by Kristin St. Clair, R.N., Founder, Humankind Foundation; Bettina Shell Duncan, Ph.D., School of Public Health, University of Washington; Stephen Bishop, Ph.D., J.D., Foreign Languages & Africana Studies, UNM; and Justina Trott, M.D., School of Medicine, UNM.

The program will begin at  7 p.m. at UNM's Department of Anthropology Lecture Hall 163. It will be hosted by the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies and the UNM Health Sciences Center Department of Family and Community Medicine.

The lecture series is named for the former New Mexico state epidemiologist and UNM public health teacher who was internationally known for his contributions to the global fight against AIDS and other important public health work.