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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

CA coverThe Wenner-Gren Foundation in partnership with the University of Chicago Press is seeking applications for the position of Editor of Current Anthropology. The new Editor will begin to receive submissions on September 1, 2018 and take full responsibility for the journal on January 1, 2019. The Editor's term is six years from January 1, 2019, with a possibility of renewal for an addition partial or complete term. Read more...

Dr. Joanne NuchoWe are pleased to present a trailer and abstract for Dr. Joanne Nucho who received a Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowship to aid filmmaking on The Narrow Streets of Bourj Hammoud.

Dr. Illana FeldmanJoin us at the Wenner-Gren Foundation on September 25th at 5:45 PM as we kick off the first New York Academy of Sciences lecture of the fall series. Illana Feldman, Professor of Anthropology at George Washington University will be presenting, "The Refugee as a Political Figure for our Time". Dr. Miriam Ticktin, Associate Professor and Chair at the New School for Social Research will act as discussant.

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