Climate Refugees

Climate Refugees in Political Pass-the-Parcel By Megan Rowling LONDON (Reuters) – The islanders of Tuvalu could lose their homes and much of their land in the coming decades. But the world has yet to figure out how it will deal with them, and millions of others, who may be displaced by climate change. “It’s a … Continue reading Climate Refugees

Anthropology Student Experience CFP

Anthropology News is seeking contributions for an upcoming thematic issue on the anthropology student experience to be published in fall 2008. Students, educators and practitioners are encouraged to participate. Thematic In Focus commentary series will address (1) university-community partnerships and interactions and (2) the diverse character of anthropology graduate programs. We also encourage proposals related … Continue reading Anthropology Student Experience CFP

Thailand Reinstates War on Drugs: AAA President Takes Action

In a recent advocacy letter to Thailand Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) president Setha Low and AAA Human Rights Committee Chair Sara Davis voiced their opposition to Thailand’s recently-reinstated war on drugs. In the letter included below, Low and Davis point to two grave concerns related to Thailand’s new drug war—the … Continue reading Thailand Reinstates War on Drugs: AAA President Takes Action

Thailand Reinstates War on Drugs: AAA President Takes Action

In a recent advocacy letter to Thailand Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) president Setha Low and AAA Human Rights Committee Chair Sara Davis voiced their opposition to Thailand’s recently-reinstated war on drugs. In the letter included below, Low and Davis point to two grave concerns related to Thailand’s new drug war—the … Continue reading Thailand Reinstates War on Drugs: AAA President Takes Action

Anthropologists Defend Their Position on Marriage and the Family

Focus on the Family, the American evangelical group founded by James Dobson, published a press release this week titled, “Anthropologists Agree on Traditional Marriage.” In the release, Glenn Stanton, an employee of Focus in the Family who does not identify himself as an anthropologist, claims “a family is a unit that draws from the two … Continue reading Anthropologists Defend Their Position on Marriage and the Family

Anthropologists Defend Their Position on Marriage and the Family

Focus on the Family, the American evangelical group founded by James Dobson, published a press release this week titled, “Anthropologists Agree on Traditional Marriage.” In the release, Glenn Stanton, an employee of Focus in the Family who does not identify himself as an anthropologist, claims “a family is a unit that draws from the two … Continue reading Anthropologists Defend Their Position on Marriage and the Family

Iraqi Refugees

Rep. William Delahunt (D-Mass.), chairman of a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, is urging the US to step up efforts to provide assistance for Iraqi refugees. On February 26, 2008, Deputy United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Craig Johnstone, testified to the subcommittee regarding US efforts to alleviate the Iraqi refugee problem. With approximately 2.2 million … Continue reading Iraqi Refugees