ASAP monthly update: February 2019

The Association for the Anthropology of Policy is recruiting candidates to serve a 2-year term as Graduate Student Representative. As a member of the ASAP Executive Committee, the GSR represents the concerns and interests of graduate students. This includes (among other things) developing mentoring activities at the annual meeting of the AAA. If you are interested in the position, please contact David Haines [email protected] and Cris Shore [email protected]. (Nominations closed as of February 6, 2019)

The theme for the 2019 annual meeting of the AAA in Vancouver is “Changing Climate.” ASAP seeks to sponsor sessions that deal with policy from an anthropological perspective. These might be panels that examine the work of international NGOs, the legalization of marijuana and other drug policies, global health care policies and their effects, housing policy, immigration, the environment, or any number of issues that consider the work of policy and how it travels across space and time. We welcome any ideas or questions. If you are interested in working with ASAP on a sponsored (or invited panel), please email Bill Beeman at [email protected] and Christina Garsten at [email protected].

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