2018 events (organizing or participating)

January 10 – 14: Society for Social Work and Research 22nd Annual Conference, “Achieving Equal Opportunity, Equity and Justice.” Dr. Lynn Michalopoulos presents along with Dr. Louisa Gilbert, Angela Aifah, and Melissa Meinhart: Multi-Level Risk Factors Related to the Health and Mental Health of Migrant Populations from Non-Western Low and Middle Income Countries. Read more.

March 16-18: CUGH Global Health Conference.  Dr. Nabila El-Bassel speaking March 16 as part of this session: Translating Research into Action in a Challenged Region: Programs to Stem the Tide of HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

March 29: Tackling the Social Roots of the Opioid Crisis. Learn more.

April 18-20: The VI International Eastern Europe and Central Asia AIDS Conference. [CANCELLED]  Dr. Nabila El-Bassel presenting “Multi-level HIV Interventions by GHRCCA in Central Asia: Advance and Challenges” and GHRCCA’s Assel Terlikbayeva presenting: “‘Friendly negligence’ and other problems: Barriers to Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence among HIV-positive people who inject drugs in Kazakhstan.”

April 26-27: The Fourth Conference on Advancement of Social Work in Post-Soviet Countries: Achievements and Challenges of Social Work Education in Baku,  Azerbaijan. Gulnara Zhakupova, UNI Project Director at GHRCCA will present on “Achievements and Challenges of Social Work Education in Kazakhstan.”

May 11th: Social Work Congress. Melissa Meinhart, Project Director for ASPIRE, presents ASPIRE’s work in Istanbul, Turkey.  Learn more.

May 19th: Resilience Measurement and Analysis.  Dr. Lynn Michalopoulos will serve on as a panelist/speaker at the USAID conference, discussing findings from her recent publication and how she and her team adapted the global trauma scale in Uganda. Washington, DC.

May 21st, 1-2 pm: Forced Migration in Turkey: Changing Legislation & Practices Since the 1990s. Presented by visiting professor Deniz Yukseker, Chair, Department of Political Science and International Relations Istanbul Aydin University; sponsored by ASPIRE. Free and open to the public; hosted by the School of Social Work. Register for the event and/or Livestream here.

June 18, 6-9 pm: I Am Not Your Negro. Panel discussion at New York University featuring William Frey of @SafeLab exploring James Baldwin, Race, and Whiteness. Register here.

June 27-30: International Union for STI conference, Dublin, Ireland.  Poster session presentation by Dr. Alissa Davis of SIG: “Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) and People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) along the Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border.” Read more.

July 23-27: The 22nd International AIDS Conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Link. Satellite panel July 23rd: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm: Nabila El-Bassel, Louisa Gilbert, Elwin Wu, Timothy Hunt, Tara McCrimmon, and Assel Terlikbayeva: Innovative multi-level HIV interventions with key populations in Kazakhstan and Central Asia: from efficacy to implementation research. Read more.

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2017 events

November 30th

Political, Social, & Structural Forces Driving the HIV Epidemic: A Call to Action

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November 22, 2017

Webinar: Ethics in the Design and Conduct of Social and Behavioral Research

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