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5th Annual Public Anthropology Conference: Supporting Social Movements

WHAT: The Fifth Annual Anthropology Day Conference: Supporting Social Movements

WHO: Laura Nader, keynote speaker; noted anthropologist, University of California –Berkeley
- David Vine, professor of anthropology, American University
- More than 25 leading anthropology professors and experts

WHERE: October 31, Butler Board Room, sixth floor, Butler Pavilion, American University
                4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016

                November 1, School of International Service Lounge, American University
                4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016

WHEN: 12:30 –5 p.m.; Friday, October 31 and 9:30 a.m. –5 p.m.; Saturday, November 1

  To register for this event e-mail For more information call 202-885-1830 or e-mail

MEDIA: Jon Hussey, AU Media Relations, 202-885-5935 or

WASHINGTON, D.C.— American University’s College of Arts and Sciences will bring together more than 25 leading anthropology experts and people dedicated to progressive social change for the department of anthropology’s Fifth Annual Anthropology Day Conference, Supporting Social Movements, on October 31 and November 1 at the campus of American University.

The event will begin in Mary Graydon Center’s Butler Board Room at 12:30 p.m. Friday, October 31, with an introduction by AU anthropology professor David Vine, followed by a statement from the event’s organizers at 1 p.m.  Laura Nader, distinguished professor of anthropology at the University of California–Berkeley, will deliver the keynote address at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 1.

The two-day conference will feature a series of panel discussions and workshops designed to bring panelists, activists, and academics together in engaging discussions about concrete ways to better collaborate and advance progressive movements.  Panel topics include the militarization of anthropology; anthropological activism and contributions; the university and social movements; balancing academia and activism; and election organizing.

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.