Anthropology Gets Practical

Farrah Jarral explores the impact of anthropologists, and their research, on policy.

She explores how a turn towards the very practical - from lobbying on the behalf of native peoples to research into infectious tropical diseases - proved one part of the solution to anthropology's existential crisis.

She speaks to some of those involved, including Marcus Colchester, founder of the Forest People's Programme and Melissa Parker, creator of the Ebola Response Anthropology Platform. And she discusses the benefits of an anthropological approach with the world's highest-profile anthropologist: Jim Kim, President of the World Bank.

Producer: Giles Edwards.

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Wed 3 Feb 2016 13:45

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