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BRIDGES TO SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL ANTHROPOLOGISTS:
AAA, SFAA, AND NAPA INITIATIVES
of the Society for Applied Anthropology
March 21, 2003
panel and audience discussion explores the ways that anthropological organizations
promote and support practicing, applied and professional anthropologists.
To recognize and promote communication and collaboration, this panel is
designed to encourage innovative bridges across these boundaries by stimulating
audience and panel discourse to identify needs and solutions. This panel
should result in suggestions for future directions, initiatives, and goals
for organizations to pursue, as well as setting an agenda for the AAA/SfAA
Commission on Applied/Professional Anthropology.
Foundations for the dialogs are the past and current activities of the
AAA/SfAA Commission on Professional/Applied Anthropology, a committee
formed in 1999 to address organizational collaborations and initiatives.
These include such topics as a common web page for practitioner/career
resources, training program accreditation and professional certification.
Panel discussants are leaders in the profession including the current
and past presidents of the American Anthropological Association, the Society
for Applied Anthropology, and the National Association for Practicing
focuses on how anthropological organizations and their members could enhance
applied/practicing/professional anthropology among professionals, practitioners,
stakeholders, and diverse publics. By highlighting the historic and contemporary
linkages among the leading anthropological professional organizations,
the panel stresses the significance of meaningful engagements across sub-disciplinary
and professional boundaries.
Dennis Wiedman, Organizer and Discussion Leader.
AAA Executive Board, Past SfAA Treasurer, and NAPA Bulletin Editor
Louise Lamphere, Past AAA President
Noel Chrisman, SfAA President
Susan Squires, Past NAPA President
Ed Liebow, NAPA President
Linda Bennett, Past SfAA and NAPA President, New AAA Executive Board member