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OAS Conversations with Scholars: - HIV/AIDS at the Border: The Impact of Geopolitics in Southwest China on their HIV Epidemic

Sponsored by the Ogranization of Asian Studies (OAS)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
12:30 - 1:45 PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs
Sigur Center for Asian Studies,1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503

The Conversations with Scholars series provides students with the opportunity to engage GW professors on contemporary Asia-related topics. These special luncheons are held exclusively for GW students. Be sure to RSVP early!

Globally HIV typically originates in large urban centers before spreading to the more rural areas. In China the opposite occurred. HIV in China was first reported among ethnic minority communities living in one of the country's most remote regions adjacent to the Burmese border. Elanah Uretsky, Assistant Professor in Global Health, Anthropology, and International Affairs will speak about the geopolitical environment that led to this unusual pattern of HIV and its impact on the trajectory this epidemic has taken in China.

Dr. Elanah Uretsky is Assistant Professor in Global Health, Anthropology, and International Affairs,The George Washington University.

Chinese food will be provided!

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***This event is open only to current GW students, faculty, visiting scholars and staff***


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