Alisse Waterston, AAA President, CUNY John Jay College Last November (2016) my president’s letter to AAA members announced a new project: PIFFT: the Palestine Israel Fellowship Fund for Travel, one among several Board-approved actions AAA has taken to engage as an Association with the political situation in Israel Palestine. I am thrilled to announce that … Continue reading From Vision to Reality: Palestine Israel Fellowship Fund for Travel (PIFFT) Applications Now Open!
In closing my first AN President’s column, I declared AAA a safe, accessible and shared space that welcomes anthropologists to come together to discuss, deliberate, agree, disagree, and agree to disagree on some of today’s most important and challenging issues. I wished for members to fully engage AAA. Now I write with ways to do … Continue reading AAA President Waterston’s call to engagement on Israel/Palestine!
Dear Colleagues, If you registered for the 2015 Annual Meeting, you will have received two emails this week, one from the proponents of Resolution #1, and one from the proponents of Resolution #2. We have heard from several members asking for an explanation. Both of these groups of resolution proponents paid to become Annual Meeting … Continue reading A Message Regarding Sponsored Emails
Read the full report. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Recent years have seen increasing pressure in the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and many other professional academic associations to discuss alleged Israeli violations of academic freedom and human rights, and to move toward sanctioning Israel. More than 1,100 anthropologists, many of whom are AAA members, have now signed a … Continue reading Final Report: Task Force on AAA Engagement on Israel-Palestine