AAA Collaborates in Support of Egypt/U.S. Memorandum of Understanding

In collaboration with the American Schools for Oriental Research, the Archaeological Institute of America, and the Society of American Archaeology, AAA President Monica Heller expresses support for the proposed Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and the Arab Republic of Egypt that will be considered by CPAC at its upcoming public meeting on June … Continue reading AAA Collaborates in Support of Egypt/U.S. Memorandum of Understanding

Statement on Supreme Court Case Schuette v Bamn

April 22, 2014 -The Supreme Court upheld a Michigan voter initiative that banned racial preferences in admissions to the state’s public universities in the case Schuette v. Bamn. The American Anthropological Association filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in this case, supporting the universities’ use of race in admissions. A considerable body … Continue reading Statement on Supreme Court Case Schuette v Bamn

National Geographic Channel International Cancels “Nazi War Diggers”

To AAA members: This letter was sent on March 31st, 2014, to the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Channels and National Geographic Channel International to protest a program aired in Europe (with a trailer briefly available on YouTube), by the presidents of six anthropological and archeological associations based in the United States and Europe, including … Continue reading National Geographic Channel International Cancels “Nazi War Diggers”

AAA President Defends Social Science Research at NSF

Dear AAA Members: For those of you concerned about NSF funding for anthropological research, I want to bring to your attention a legislative proposal currently making its way through the US Congress that would, if enacted, have serious consequences for anthropological research in the United States. The Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology, or … Continue reading AAA President Defends Social Science Research at NSF

Take a #StandForScience

The FIRST Act, introduced on Monday by Representative Larry Buschon (R-IN), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Research of the larger House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, fails to properly fund social science work at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology and widens the nation’s innovation deficit. The … Continue reading Take a #StandForScience

Thank You Congress for Increasing Funds for the Social Sciences

Please write to your Senators and House Representatives to thank them for enacting a fiscal year (FY) 2014 appropriations bill that provides increased funding to federal science agencies important to social and behavioral science researchers.  In addition to protecting research budgets, the FY 2014 omnibus bill was free of troublesome policy riders that would have … Continue reading Thank You Congress for Increasing Funds for the Social Sciences