Florida Governor Rick Scott’s recent dismissal of anthropology on a radio talk show, (“We don’t need a lot more anthropologists in the state…” article) struck a nerve deep within the anthropological community.  

While the American Anthropological Association has responded and the blogosphere is still hopping, many of us have engaged in some serious soul-searching in the wake of Governor Scott’s public critique.   

Come join us as Dr. Micah Parzen, SDMoM’s CEO, and Dr. Seth Mallios, Chair of SDSU’s Anthropology Department, host an open panel forum to discuss whether anthropology, let alone any social science / liberal arts degree, matters in contemporary society and, if so, why.

The panel will take place this Friday, November 4, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Gill Auditorium. 

The forum is free and open to the public, with a $5 suggested donation.  

RSVP By Friday, November 4, at rsvp@museumofman.org with “Anthro Panel Discussion” in the subject line.