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CHRS | Seminars 2010-2011

CHRS Seminar Series: “Getting to Know Your Colleagues”


SPRING 2011

January 19, 2011
Title: “Law, Policing and the HIV Risk Environment among Female Sex Workers in India”
Presenter: Kim Blankenship, Chair, Department of Sociology and Director, Center on Health, Risk and Society

January 26, 2011
Title: “HIV Risk and Barriers to Participating in Community-Based Detoxification in China”: Writing an NIH R15 AREA (Academic Research Enhancement Award) grant
Presenter: Elanah Uretsky, Assistant Professor, Global Health and Anthropology, The George Washington School of Public Health

February 9, 2011
Topic: Meeting to brainstorm ideas for USAID funding opportunity, “Development Innovation Ventures”
Discussion led by Eric Hershberg, Director, Center for Latin American and Latino Studies

February 16, 2011
Title: “Teen Dating Violence: Current Knowledge and Future Directions”
Presenter: Elizabeth Reed, Assistant Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health, The George Washington University School of Public Health

February 23, 2011
Title: “IPR, Trade & Access: Medicines in Low and Middle Income Countries”
Presenter: Tamara Hafner, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of Public Affairs

March 16, 2011
Title: “Fast Food Kids, Troubling Inequalities: Bodies, Space and Food Consumption in the Lives of Young People” (co-sponsored with the Department of Sociology, Alpha Kappa Delta and the International Sociology Honor Society)
Presenter: Amy Best, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, George Mason University

March 23, 2011
Title: Journal of Health and Social Behavior, November 2010 Issue: “What Do We Know? Key Findings from 50 Years of Medical Sociology”
Discussion led by Monica Biradavolu, Assistant Director, Center on Health, Risk and Society

March 30, 2011
Title: "Vicious and Virtuous circles of empowerment/disempowerment and their impact on the spread of HIV."
Presenter: Cathy Schneider, Associate Professor, School of International Service

April 6, 2011
Title: "Notes on developing a social theory of global health."
Presenter: Jeremy Shiffman, Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of Public Affairs

April 13, 2011
Title:"Research using the Health and Retirement Study."
Presenter: Robin Lumsdaine, Professor, Kogod School of Business

April 20, 2011
Topic: Advancingglobal health at AU, co-sponsored with the Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research (WIPAR);
Discussion co-facilitated by Jeremy Shiffman, Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of Public Affairs and Kim M. Blankenship, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Director, Center on Health, Risk and Society

April 27, 2011
Title: "Theorizing the "public" in public health law."
Presenter: Lindsay Wiley, Assistant Professor, Washington College of Law

May 4, 2011
Topic: Discuss how the Center on Health, Risk and Society (CHRS) can support the development and successful implementation of interdisciplinary and cross-school collaborations in global health and other health research at AU
Discussion co-facilitated by Kim M. Blankenship, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Director, Center on Health, Risk and Society and Jeremy Shiffman, Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of Public Affairs

 

FALL 2010

September 8, 2010
Inaugural Event of the Center on Health, Risk and Society

September 29, 2010
Topic: The newly established Developmental Center for AIDS Research, the first such Center in DC, it's mission, goals for the next five years, ongoing and planned research, and opportunities for involvement and collaboration.
Presenter: Alan Greenberg, MD, MPH, The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services:

October 6, 2010
Title: “The Professional Guinea Pig: Big Pharma and the World of Human Subjects” (co-sponsored with the Department of Anthropology)
Presenter: Roberto Abadie

October 20, 2010
Title: “Our Bodies, Our Crimes: The Policing of Women’s Reproduction in America” (co-sponsored with the Department of Sociology and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program)
Presenter: Jeanne Flavin, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Fordham University

October 27, 2010
Title: “Does Global Health Funding Respond to Recipients’ Needs? Comparing Public and Private Donors’ Allocations in 2005-2007”
Presenter: Daniel Esser, Assistant Professor, School of International Service

November 3, 2010
Title: “What is Driving the HIV Epidemics in Sub-Saharan Africa? Beyond Sexual Behavior”
Presenter: Larry Sawers, Department of Economics

November 10, 2010
Title: “Intimate Interventions: Talking Sex in Response to Population Growth and HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa”
Presenter: Rachel Sulllivan Robinson, Assistant Professor, School of International Service

December 13, 2010
Brainstorming Session and Next Steps


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