AAA Applauds Decision to End Controversial HTS Program
The U.S. Army finally announced that the program known as the Human Terrain Systems (HTS), which sought to embed social scientists in combat units to help with military planning decisions, has been put to rest. AAA applauds the decision to end this program, and sincerely hopes that future collaborations with social scientists will adhere to well established principles of ethics and sound research design.
Charleston: Continuing the Conversation
It has been two weeks since the mass shooting took place at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Through its directives, committees and, most importantly, its members, AAA promises to continue the conversation and work to end racial intolerance.
AAA Celebrates Supreme Court Decision for Marriage Equality
AAA joins same-sex partners across the country in celebrating the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of marriage equality in the landmark case of Obergefell v. Hodges, a consolidation of four marriage equality cases from Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan.
Congratulations to Winners of the 2015 Anthropology in Public Policy Award
AAA's Committee on Public Policy has named Dr. Edmund “Ted” Hamann and Dr. Barbara Rose Johnston as the 2015 recipients of the Anthropology in Public Policy Award. The award honors anthropological insights and analyses that have resulted in the implementation of effective and beneficial policies within the last five years.
Third AAA Declaration on Human Rights: Concept Note
The Committee for Human Rights is asking for feedback on their third concept note. What are the critical issues that anthropologists should be addressing with respect to human rights? Email AAAHumanRightsCommittee@gmail.com to have your voice heard.
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