Health and healthcare have long been thought of as tied to place. But as public health programs and medical services become increasingly global, there is an increased circulation of people, policies, and programs, which are shaped not only in terms of their national context or geographic location, but also by regional and transnational settings. This panel will explore these themes in Asia as they relate to India’s HIV/AIDS programs and Thailand’s growing medical tourism industry and public health policies that have traveled abroad. The panel features Gowri Vijayakumar, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University; Joseph Harris, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston University; Mahesh Karra, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy at the Pardee School; and Rebecca Farber, PhD Candidate, Boston University Department of Sociology.
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This event is co-sponsored by the Pardee School of Global Studies, the Center for the Study of Asia, and the BU Department of Sociology.