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Committee on Public Policy

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The Committee on Public Policy was established in 1998, on the recommendation of the Task Force on Public Policy. The Task Force was established in 1997 to review AAA's public policy efforts and chart future directions.

The Committee has both internal and external missions. It is staffed by the AAA Department of Government Affairs.

The Committee's internal mission is to develop public policy expertise and enhance public policy debate among anthropologists within the AAA. The Committee will do this through events such as public policy forums, sessions and workshops at the annual meeting as well as network building.

The Committee's external mission is to enhance the effectiveness of AAA and anthropologists in working with policy makers and other organizations, in order to strengthen the public profile of the AAA and anthropology. The Committee is also dedicated to educating policy makers on issues where anthropological expertise can be brought to bear.

Committee Charge

Objectives

The primary charge of the Committee on Public Policy is to enhance the participation of AAA entities and members in the area of public policy and the visibility of contributions by anthropologists.

Duration of Committee

Permanent

Committee Reports to

The Executive Board

Responsibilities

Membership and Appointment

Seven (7) members include the chair
3 year terms
4 members are elected by membership at-large
3 members are appointed by the AAA President on a staggered basis
Chair is elected by Committee members

Ex-officio members:

Product

Recommendations as appropriate to the Executive Board
Annual Report

Meetings and Schedule

To be scheduled

Staff Liaison

Jeff Martin, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, American Anthropological Association.

Contact Information

2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 1301, Arlington, VA 22201, (o)703/528-1902, (f) 703/528-3546.

Adopted by Executive Board: May 8, 2009
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