Dear ASAP Members and Friends,
We have been asked to pass along the report of the AAA Task Force on Israel-Palestine. It is here: http://s3.amazonaws.com/rdcms-aaa/files/production/public/FileDownloads/151001-AAA-Task-Force-Israel-Palestine.pdf.
Please note that our sending it is not an endorsement (or lack thereof) of any position regarding this issue. ASAP as an organization does not take a position on any policy issues, except those that pertain directly to our members as anthropologists. Our mission statement reads in part: “ASAP’s goal is to… further the development of a systematic body of research in the anthropology of policy. ASAP does not seek to ‘take action’ on policy issues (although some of its members might be so engaged as individuals) but, rather, to strengthen the contributions of the anthropology of policy to anthropology more generally and to interdisciplinary theory on policy.” Please see http://asap.americananthro.org/goals/ for our complete statement.
I hope this is helpful, and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the AAA Annual Meeting in Denver!
President, Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP)
University Professor, School of Policy, Government, & International Affairs, George Mason University