Policy and Procedures for Issuing AAA Statements

The AAA Public Policy Statement review process has been updated to enhance transparency and overall accountability regarding AAA policy and advocacy statement-making procedures. The updates are designed to provide a clear and concise overview of the entire process to enhance organizational efficiency, communication, and overall effectiveness.

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Advocacy Statements

Advocacy Resources

  • Ukraine Resources

    The AAA continues to monitor the outrageous and unprovoked Russian military invasion of Ukraine taking place. It is important to raise our voices in outrage and call for a stop to the hostilities.

  • COVID 19 Resources

    Although the COVID-19 pandemic is waning, anthropological insights continue to provide valuable research and teaching resources for health promotion, disease prevention, and the strengthening of health systems. These resources support open and fact-based conversations about the pandemic and community responses.

AAA Resources Regarding Engagement with Israel/Palestine

The AAA membership has voted to endorse a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions. An all-member referendum took place by electronic ballot between June 15 and July 14. Thirty-seven percent of AAA’s eligible members voted, with 2,016 members (71% of the votes) supporting the resolution, and 835 members (29% of the votes) voting to oppose it. The following resources will help inform you on the topic:

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Protect Human Rights and Academic Freedom

AAA has moved to strengthen its commitment to protecting academic freedom and continues its affiliation with, and support of, Scholars At Risk, an international non-profit organization that works to protect threatened scholars and promote academic freedom around the world.

In addition to its affiliation with Scholars At Risk, AAA will maintain its active membership in the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Coalition for Science and Human Rights. 

Opportunities with the United Nations

Advocacy Action Center

AAA advocates for the increase of federal funding streams that support scholars affiliated with the AAA. One of the key ways it does so is through its membership in the National Humanities Alliance, a coalition of organizations that advocates for federal funding for humanities research, teaching, programming, and preservation and access. The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) is a nationwide coalition of organizations advocating for the humanities on campuses, in communities, and on Capitol Hill.

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