Anthropology roundup: Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan’s New President an anthropologist… Anthro and Ebola…

Pentagon Photography and Visual Anthropology  OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Maximilian Forte Congratulations to Anthropologist Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan’s New President Huffington Post The American Anthropological Association extends its warm congratulations to Dr. Ashraf Ghani, the newly elected president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Dr. Ghani, who has formed a unity government with his electoral opponent, Dr. Abdullah … Read more

AAA drops science from mission statement

From an email discussion: at the Executive Board (EB) meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) this past weekend.  The EB adopted a new Long-Range Plan (LRP) that includes a significant changes to the AAA mission statement?it removes all mention of science: Mission Statement in the new LRP (additions underlined; deletions in strikethrough) Section 1. … Read more