Slavic and Eurasian Studies

HIV/AIDS in Eurasia: Regional and Comparative Perspectives

April 20-21, 2009

The University of Texas at Austin

In collaboration with the Social Science Research Council and the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas is hosting a conference entitled “HIV/AIDS in Eurasia: Regional and Comparative Perspectives” in April 2009.

This event will feature scholars from across Russia and the United States engaged in social science research on topics related to HIV/AIDS in Eurasia. Panel presentations will include discussions on topics ranging from risk behavior, government response, sexual practices and stigma to the challenges of conducting field research on sensitive topics in Eurasia and the availability of data sources in the region. Additionally, one panel devoted to comparative perspectives on HIV/AIDS will explore issues relevant to the Eurasian experience with presentations on studies conducted in India, China and Brazil.

Panelists for this event include:

Dr. Irina Denisova, New Economic School (Moscow)
Dr. Svetlana Maximova, Altai State University (Barnaul)
Dr. Natalia Beletskaya, Resource Center for Humanitarian Education (Novosibirsk)
Dr. Alexandra Vacroux, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Dr. Theodore Gerber, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Sevgi Aral, Center for Disease Control
Dr. Yuri Amirkhanian, Center for AIDS Intervention Research
Dr. Jill Owczarzak, Center for AIDS Intervention Research
Matthew Flynn, PhD Candidate, University of Texas
Dr. Manjari Mahajan, Social Science Research Council
Dr. Giovanna Merli, Duke University

Download conference abstracts (PDF)

The conference will be held April 20-21 on the UT campus in the Texas Governor's Room, Texas Union Room 3.116. An introductory address will be presented by UT Professor of Sociology, Dr. Cynthia Buckley, at 4:00 pm on April 20.


HIV/AIDS in Eurasia



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