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The Wenner-Gren Foundation at the 2007 AAA meeting in Washington D.C.

November 14, 2007

(Photograph: Karen Strier, Agustin Fuentes, and Nick Enfield browse International Symposia Series volumes on display at the 2006 AAA meeting.)
The Wenner-Gren Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring different events (listed below) at the American Anthropological Meeting (Nov. 29th to Dec. 2nd) in Washington D.C. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, November 29th
How to Write a Successful Grant Proposal
Pre-registration through AAA website
12 – 2:00 PM Room: Embassy
The Foundation is holding a grants workshop where we will be talking about our programs and giving you advice and tips on how to make sure your grant proposal is as good as it deserves to be. To attend this workshop pre-registration through the AAA website is required. (Please Note, this event is currently full – however if you do come to the workshop on the day of the event we will do everything we can to accommodate you)
AAA Presidential Session: Indigenous Experience Today (A Wenner-Gren Panel)
Organizers: Marisol de la Cadena and Orin Starn
1:45 – 5:30 PM Room: Washington
The question of indigeneity very much links to the guiding themes of difference, (in)equality and justice for the 2007 AAA meetings. As a follow-up to a newly published Wenner-Gren Foundation-sponsored anthology called “Indigenous Experience Today,” this panel that will bring together prominent scholars to explore indigeneity in its varied contexts and expressions. The papers will explore the shapes, contradictions, and possibilities of 21st century native culture and politics. The panel will include both native and non-native scholars, and their presentations will explore indigeneity's trajectories in different parts of the world. Panelists include: Kaushik Ghosh, Ayºe Gül Altinay, Charles Hale, Tania Li, Mahmood Mamdani, Sandy Toussaint and others

Friday, November 30th
Book Launch: Wine and Cheese
3:30 PM Palgrave Booth, Exhibition Hall
There will be a wine reception to launch the three books published in 2007 from the Wenner-Gren International Symposium Publication Series. “Indigenous Experience Today, ” edited by Marisol de la Cadena and Orin Starn ; “Anthropology Put to Work,” Edited by Les Field and Richard G. Fox and “Where the Wild Things Are Now: Domestication Reconsidered,” Edited by Rebecca Cassidy and Molly Mullin Come and meet the editors and contributors. For more information on these books and others in the International Symposium Series click here.
Wenner-Gren Wine Reception (All Invited)
7 – 9:00 PM Room: Maryland A
You are invited to an early evening wine reception to welcome the incoming editor of Current Anthropology, Dr. Mark Aldenderfer, toast the departing editor, Dr. Ben Orlove and departing copy-editor Barbara Metzger. Come and find out about recent initiatives at the Foundation, meet the Foundation's President Leslie C. Aiello, Foundation staff and other anthropologists.