Public Policy/Advocacy

AAA Executive Board Announces Comprehensive Code of Ethics Review

The following ballot was approved unanimously by the Executive Board:

"The Executive Board recommends an extensive review of the Code of Ethics over the next three years.  The Executive Board will ask the Committee on Ethics to create a Task Force, to consist of those members of the Committee it chooses to select as members of the Task Force along with six other members to be appointed by the President in consultation with the Executive Board.  These six members are to be selected to broadly represent the AAA membership overall, including its major subfields.

The Committee is charged to consult extensively during this review with relevant AAA committees and commissions, the Section Assembly, and the membership at large through presentations and panel discussions at annual meetings and articles and reports in Anthropology News.  The new code is subject to approval by the Executive Board before being submitted for approval to the AAA membership by email ballot.

The period of consultation should last at least six months.  This Committee will report to the Executive Board by Nov. 15, 2010."