Update on ASAP activities

To ASAP colleagues and friends:

It was been a productive first half of the year for ASAP.

Paul Stubbs, Cris Shore, and I have provided an AN column that reviews our experience at the IUAES meetings in Dubrovnik in May. The temporary link is:  http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2016/06/29/notes-from-the-section-leadership-asap-sessions-at-the-iuaes-in-dubrovnik-may-2016/

Jason Scott has now wrapped up our second topical focus (on corruption) on Facebook and Twitter. The next topic is sports. I strongly urge you to check in on that discussion and follow us. We are “anthofpolicy” on both Facebook and Twitter. You can reach Jason directly at jasonbartscott@yahoo.com  A review of the first topical focus (on refugees) is available on the ASAP Forum tab (that’s the tab on the far right of this web page).

Georgia Hartman has been developing our Instagram presence, which is now moving forward with its third guest contributor, Garrison Doreck. Follow us at @anthofpolicy to see the first two sequences of pictures (provided by Georgia on housing in Mexico and by Elisha Oliver on expression and cultural practice in Native North America). If you are interested in acting as a guest contributor to the account, please email Georgia directly at: ghartman@uci.edu

Eric Cheng has taken over as listserv manager and he can be reached as asaplistmanager@gmail.com or as chengsk@ucalgary.ca.  Send him items that you think might be of interest to the listserv. Note that the listserv is not limited to ASAP members so it provides a bridge outward from anthropology to others with similar policy interests, and also back into anthropology from outside.

We also have a good program lined up for the AAA meeting in Minneapolis. We have some fifteen sessions with relatively few time conflicts so there is a clear anth-of-policy track through the meetings. Our business meeting will be Friday during the lunch slot and we especially encourage you to attend that.

Best regards,

David Haines
Co-President Elect and Program Chair