Public Policy Issue Briefs
The AAA Committee on Public Policy has identified five public policy issues to develop in the near and long term as a first step in accomplishing the Long-Range Plan objective to better inform national discussions by promoting anthropological perspectives on critical societal issues. The issues, important to policy makers and coincident with research and expertise of anthropologists, are (click link to see brief definition):
Using the five issues, the Committee will develop a process for determining the state of anthropological knowledge and expertise, and enhancing and adapting that knowledge and expertise to meet the needs of policy makers. Once the process is working successfully, the five issues will be expanded to include a larger set of issues.
The goal is twofold:
What we need from you.
Anthropologists are asked to:
How to participate.
Following each issue brief is a place to register your comments electronically. If you are working on any of these issues, please take the time to register the information requested. For more information, contact Damon Dozier, 703-528-1902.