Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting


Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling: Asia and Latin America (8-9.45a.m.)

Service Learning and Anthropology - Case Studies: Community service projects are recommended to help students understand the relevance of academic learning. (8-9.45)

Restaurants. Current research on restaurants which have often been accused of the homogenization of culture on a global scale. (8-11.45 a.m.)

Anthropologies of Cancer: A dialogue about cancer as an anthropological object - risk and culture, health disparities marked by ethnicity; the role of the state, etc. (10.15-Noon)

Urban Violence in a Global Perspective: Trying to understand the roots of current urban militancy and their consequences. (10.15-Noon)

Where Do We Go from Here: Toward a More Public Anthropology: Panelists include Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberto Menchu and Pulitzer Prize author Jared Diamond. (1.45-5.30)

Cultures of Chemistry: Magic, Science and Religion in the Globalization of Pharmaceuticals: Pharmaceuticals are promoted as miracles, magic in the form of science. (1.45-3.30 p.m.)

The U.S.-Mexican Border: uses and abuses of the borderlands. Presentations include the impact of homeland security policies in everyday lives of border residents; another on murders of working class women. (1.45-3.30 p.m.).

Building Mesoamerica: The origins of monumental architecture: This session brings together archeologists who study "first generation"monuments. (4-5.45 p.m.)


Pre-registration: reporters are asked to submit interest in advance by emailing glevine@aaanet.org with name and affiliation by November 9, if possible.

Members of the media must sign in and pick up their pass.

Hours: The Press Room will be open Wednesday Nov. 17 from Noon - 6

Contact: Ghita Levine
703-528-1902 x3039
American Anthropological Association

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