Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Challenges, Choices and Context: Health Behaviors in Eastern Europe and Eurasia

March 23-24, 2007

General Information:

Organized by Professors Michele Rivkin Fish (University of North Carolina) and Cynthia Buckley (Texas), the conference focuses upon exploring the ways in which cultural, political and economic factors shape health behaviors and health related practices within Eastern Europe and Eurasia.  Through workshop meetings and an afternoon public forum on Friday March 23rd, an international and interdisciplinary group of 17 scholars will engage in critical dialogues concerning the way in which health choices are structured, constrained, and enabled by forces beyond the individual, in an attempt to contextualize and structure assessments of health "crises" within the region. For more information, contact CREEES at 471-7782.


Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies of the University of Texas, with generous co-sponsoring from:

Population Research Center,
Center for Women’s and Gender Studies,
Department of Sociology of the University of Texas, Austin
Center for Russian Eastern Europe and Central Asia of The University of Wisconsin- Madison
Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Department of Sociology of the University of North Carolina Greensboro and
Russian East European Institute of the University of Indiana-Bloomington.

Contact Information:

Cynthia Buckley 

University of Texas, Austin

Conference Follow-Up:

Download a list of key questions (PPT, 22K)

health conf

Challenges, Choices and Context


Program Information

  •   Map
  • Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies

    The University of Texas at Austin
    2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600
    Burdine Hall 452
    Austin, TX 78712