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Wenner-Gren Foundation Events at the AAA meetings in San Francisco

October 20, 2008

(Photograph: Richard Hackney, Wenner-Gren Board of Trustees (1993-2008) and Leslie Aiello (President, Wenner-Gren Foundation) in front of the Wenner-Gren Booth at the AAA meeting in 2007)
The Wenner-Gren Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring different events at this year's American Anthropological Meeting (Nov.19th to Nov 23rd) in San Francisco.

Wednesday, November 19th
How to Write a Successful Grant Proposal: Wenner-Gren Foundation and the National Science Foundation
Pre-registration through AAA website
1.00 – 3:00 PM Room: Union Square 13
Both Wenner-Gren Foundation and the National Science Foundation will be present at this workshop to discuss their different grants and give 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.

Thursday, November 20th
AAA Presidential Session: Anthropology Put to Work: A Wenner-Gren International Forum
Organizers: Richard G. Fox and Les Field

1:45 – 3:30 PM Room: Continental Parlor 1
As a follow-up to the Wenner-Gren International Symposium Volume “Anthropology Put to Work” (Berg Press, 2007), the Foundation has sponsored this International Forum which brings together scholars to discuss how anthropology has been changing over the past decades and examine the forces from inside and outside of the discipline that are restructuring the way we do anthropology today, challenging any simple dichotomies between applied and basic research. The discussion is organized to look at the experience in different parts of the world with papers from Kirsten Hastrup (Denmark), Andrew Spiegel (South Africa); Joe Watkins (USA); Amrit Srinivasan (India) and Esteban Krotz (Mexico).

Friday, November 21st
Wenner-Gren Wine Reception (All Invited): Introducing the AAA Commission on World Anthropologies
7 – 9:00 PM Room: Imperial Ballroom B
Everyone is invited to an evening wine and food reception organized by Wenner-Gren Foundation. The reception will also introduce the newly established AAA commission on Word Anthropologies. This initiative continues in the line of the Foundation's ongoing efforts to internationalize the discipline and support anthropology worldwide. Come and find out about recent developments at the Foundation, meet the Foundation's President Leslie C. Aiello, Foundation staff and other anthropologists.
As usual the Foundation will also have an information booth in the exhibition area where you can find us and ask any questions you may have about the Foundation and its grant giving programs. We look forward to seeing you there!

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