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The Wenner-Gren Foundation has three major goals: to support significant and innovative anthropological research into humanity's biological and cultural origins, development, and variation; to foster the international community of research scholars in anthropology; and to provide leadership at the forefronts of the discipline.

"The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences." – Ruth Benedict

aThe Wenner-Gren Foundation is proud to announce three upcoming conferences in March and April that have received funding via the Conference and Workshop program. First up in March is the 13th SIEF Congress (Societe Internationale D'ethnologie Et De Folklore) "Ways of Dwelling: Crisis, Craft, Creativity" in Gottingen, Germany. April brings us the 13th Meeting of Historians in Latin American Mining in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association Annual Conference in Paris, France.  

aFatemeh Ghaheri received her undergraduate education at the University of Tehran, Iran. Thanks to the Wadsworth International Fellowship she will continue her training with a PhD in physical-biological anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, supervised by Dr. Arlene Rosen.

aCarwil Bjork-James is an Assistant Professor in Anthropology at Vanderbilt University. In 2010 he received a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant to aid research on "Claiming Space, Redefining Politics: Urban Protest and Grassroots Power in Bolivia," supervised by Dr. Marc Edelman. In 2015 Dr. Bjork-James received an Engaged Anthropology Grant to aid engaged activities on "Public Space, Self-Organization, and Indigenous Values in Bolivia's Urban Movements".

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