The American Anthropological Association (AAA) Committee on Public Policy (CoPP) has established a biennial award, the AAA Anthropology in Public Policy Award, to honor anthropologists whose work has had a significant, positive influence on the course of government decision-making and action. Public policy is broadly defined to include measures created by any level of government and addressing the full range of contemporary human problems. Starting in 2013, the award will be conferred every other year in rotation with the AAA Solon T. Kimball award.
The CoPP is interested in naming the new award after a prominent anthropologist whose work in the area of public policy has contributed greatly to the discipline. If you’d like to nominate a person whom you believe the award should be named after, please send your suggestion, along with a two paragraph description of the person’s work and achievements, to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 23, 2012.