Last 2007 Sanchez Lecture Series April 30

2007 A.R. Sánchez Lecture Series
Closes Monday, April 30

The final lecture in the 2007 A.R. Sánchez Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series presented by Texas A&M International University's College of Arts and Sciences will be held Monday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.

The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.

Dr. Susan Hunter, advocate, acclaimed author and international health consultant, will lecture on “AIDS in Africa.” Dr. Hunter has devoted herself to bring awareness to alleviation of AIDS orphans suffering in Africa, for the past two decades.

Hunter's book, “Black Death: AIDS in Africa,” is an account of AIDS in Africa, where 80 percent of the 40 million people in the world currently infected with HIV reside.

She also wrote “AIDS in America,” where she notes that despite efforts to combat AIDS in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, there are still more than 1 million Americans infected with AIDS.

“In AIDS in Asia: A Continent in Peril,” Hunter warns: “The spread of AIDS in Asia is accelerating so quickly that it will soon overtake growth of the disease in Africa.”

Hunter is an independent consultant to world health organizations UNICEF, UNAIDS, USAID, and has designed training and strategic planning workshops in Africa, for various world organizations.

She has received a Fulbright Fellowship, the Mellon Post-Doctorial Research Fellowship from the Australian National University and the Rockefeller Foundation Post-Doctorial Social Sciences Research Fellowship.

Hunter received her B.A. in History from the University of Rhode Island, her M.A. in Quantitative Anthropology from the State University of New York and her Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology from the State University of New York at Albany.

This is the final lecture in the 2006-2007 Series.

For more information on the A.R. Sánchez Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series, please contact the office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at 956.326.2460.

University office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

- This story by Seymour Walker, Student Volunteer Intern.

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