Refugee issues at AAA in Minneapolis

To all:

There has been a great deal of interest in refugee issues among many of us in anthropology. This is a quick, but probably not complete, list of sessions at the AAA next week in Minneapolis. There are also many, many other refugee-related papers that appear in other sessions.

It will be impossible for any of us to get to all of these sessions so I will note two sessions in particular since they are designed for more open interactive discussion. One is the meeting of the Committee on Refugees and Immigrants at 12:15 pm on Saturday. The other is an executive session jointly organized by SUNTA and ASAP on Sunday morning at 8:00 am. It is a forum on refugee policies and programs.

If you are interested in refugee issues and cannot make it to either of those sessions, please at least let me know of your interest and your email address. Both SUNTA and ASAP would like to find a mechanism to continue this anthropological discussion of refugees on a longer term and more inclusive basis.

Very best regards,

David Haines – [email protected]
Co-President Elect and 2016 Program Chair
Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM
REFUGEES, EVIDENCE, AND THE POLITICS OF PROOF (2-0075)
4:00 PM – 5:45 PM
MANIPULATED AND MARGINALIZED: THE TORTUOUS FATES OF MIGRANTS (2-0440)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016
8:00 AM – 9:45 AM
REFUGEES FROM THE MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AFRICA, AND CENTRAL ASIA: A HOLISTIC EVALUATION OF CONDITIONS (3-0105)
10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
BETWEEN FLIGHT AND RESETTLEMENT: DISCOVERING THE SHIFTING MEANINGS OF REFUGE (3-0440)
4:00 PM – 5:45 PM
THE DIALECTICS OF POWER AND POINTS OF ESCAPE: REFUGEES, UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS, AND SURVIVORS (3-1080)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016
8:00 AM – 9:45 AM
WHAT’S IN A NAME? EVIDENCE, RESPONSES, AND POLICY IN GLOBAL REFUGEE ‘CRISES’ (4-0090)
1:45 PM – 3:30 PM
FALSE EVIDENCE OF A NEW CRISIS: TIME AND WAITING WITH REFUGEES (4-0940)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016
8:00 AM – 9:45 AM
REFUGEES, PRISONERS, EXILES, AND VIOLENCE EXCLUSIONARY POLITICS (5-0015)
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
COMMITTEE ON REFUGEES & IMMIGRANTS (CORI) BUSINESS MEETING (5-0610)
1:45 PM – 3:30 PM
SEEKING SAFETY; MET WITH VIOLENCE: REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS ON THE MOVE (5-0830)
4:00 PM – 5:45 PM
SYRIA: FROM THE EVIDENCE OF DESTRUCTION TO THE UNCERTAINTIES OF THE REFUGEE CRISIS (5-0955)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016
8:00 AM – 9:45 AM
EVIDENTLY IMPORTANT: A FORUM ON REFUGEE POLICIES AND PROGRAMS (6-0040)