The AAA Looks to the Future

  • 02 Oct 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sumner School (1201 17th St NW)


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The AAA Looks to the Future

Speakers:  Ed Liebow, Executive Director, American Anthropological Association
Date: Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Sumner School


Ed Liebow is finishing his sixth year as Executive Director of the American Anthropological Association, a position he began at the end of 2012, after a 27-year career with the Battelle Memorial Institute. Ed first joined Battelle in 1986, the year he received his PhD in cultural anthropology from Arizona State University. He has conducted research and public policy analysis on a variety of energy, public health, and social policy issues concerning disadvantaged communities. He is affiliated with the University of Washington, and has been a visiting professor at Università Carlo Cattaneo (Castellanza, Italy), and a Senior Fellow of the Fulbright Commission.

To kick off WAPA’s 2018-2019 meetings, he will be talking about three main issues facing the Association that will be of particular interest to the WAPA community: pipeline issues (how we assure the next generation of anthropologists and prepare them for a diverse range of career opportunities), professional development issues (at all stages of career planning), and public outreach and engagement.

ASL interpretation: Contact Erik Kjeldgaard at least 48 hours prior to the event if you require ASL interpretation or other accommodation for this event.

Pre-meeting get together:  Join the speakers for dinner or snacks from 5:30  - 6:45 pm at the Edgar Bar and Kitchen, Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC.

Location:  Charles Sumner School, corner of 17th St and M St NW, Washington, DC

How to get there:  The Sumner School is located at 1201 17th St NW (corner of 17th St and M St NW).  The entrance to the meeting area is on 17th St under the black metal stairway. Directions from Metro Red Line: From Farragut North station, take either L St exit, walk one block east to 17th St, turn left and walk 2 blocks north.  Enter through the double doors under the black metal staircase. Check with security for the meeting room.  Government ID Is required for entry to the building.

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