In 2008, the AAA took a leadership position among social science organizations in questioning the ethics and effectiveness of a U.S. Army program known as the Human Terrain Systems (HTS), which sought to embed social scientists in combat units to help with military planning decisions. In addition to its fundamentally misguided design, the $725 million … Continue reading AAA Applauds Decision to End Controversial HTS Program
It has been two weeks since the mass shooting took place at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Makeshift memorials are still being placed on the grounds outside under the hot summer sun and, like the new floral arrangements that arrive daily, the horror remains fresh in our minds. As … Continue reading Charleston: Continuing the Conversation
AAA is thrilled to announce the availability of a freshly-updated “Objects for Review” workflow tool to transform book reviews. Using funds from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, AAA and Public Knowledge Project extended an object for review plugin included in its popular Open Journal Systems application. The original plugin, developed by PKP partners at Freie … Continue reading All-digital open source book review tool available
The escalating Ebola crisis affects us all, and has shown a need for greater cooperation in developing public health communication and strategies. On October 2, 2014 (important to note this is a Webinar THURSDAY) 1 PM EST, the American Anthropological Association will be hosting a virtual event panel discussing the role anthropologists play in not … Continue reading Engaging Anthropology Virtual Event: Anthropology and Ebola
The American Anthropological Association recently sent a letter (140904 AAA_Officers_Ltr_Wise_re_Salaita) to University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise, asking her to do her utmost to repair the hiring process that was breached when the university rescinded an offer of employment extended to and accepted by Dr. Stephen Salaita last October. The AAA normally does not interfere with individual … Continue reading AAA Calls For Repair of Hiring Practices At U Illinois
Webinar Wednesdays return on September 17th. Anthropology in business will be the theme of Dr. Ken Erickson’s presentation when Webinar Wednesdays return on September 17 (2pm Eastern). Participation is open to all, but you must register. While you are registering, check out the library of earlier webinars available for streaming. Dr. Erickson is the CEO … Continue reading Webinar Wednesdays: Engaging Anthropology
AAA Members: The Senate may vote on the fiscal year (FY) 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Bill (S. 2437) as soon as the week of June 16. The bill, which funds the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Justice, Census Bureau, and other agencies and programs important to the social and behavioral … Continue reading Tell Senate to Reject Amendments that Cut Social Science Funding!