This panel will discuss the current state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Russia as well as the actions of both governmental and non-governmental institutions in promoting awareness about the disease and preventing its spread. Panelists from across the spectrum of disciplines, including public health experts, political scientists, activists, and NGO leaders will reflect on lessons learned from Russia's prevention and response efforts, as well as comment on the outlook for such efforts, especially in the challenging current public health environment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
This event is supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Dr. Anton Eremin, Medical Director at AIDS.CENTER, Infectious Diseases Doctor at Moscow Regional Center for AIDS Care and Prevention
Robert Heimer, Professor in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at Yale University School of Public Health, Professor of Pharmacology at Yale University School of Medicine
Ulla Pape, researcher at Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science at Freie Universität Berlin
Jake Rashbass, Senior Program Lead for Eastern Europe and Central Asia at the Elton John AIDS Foundation
Anya Sarang, Founder and Director at Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice, Founder of Russian Harm Reduction Network
Alexander Cooley, Director of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University
Joshua Tucker, Director of the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, New York University