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Northeastern Anthropological Association Congress, Ithaca College, U.S.A.


Date:2007/04/19 - 2007/05/02

Northeastern Anthropological Congress is the 47th Annual Meeting of Northeastern Anthropologist Association. This event held several scientific activities to communicate latest finding and current issues in various field of Anthropology, including anthropology of primates. This meeting provides a good opportunity for student to practice how to communicate their works and exchange information with other researchers. Further, students and researchers will get chances to establish and strengthen network among them, who have the same interest. I took a part in this event and presented my study about aggressive behavior in captive group of Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata fuscata).

The NEAA Congress was hosted by Department of Anthropology, Ithaca College. Several seminar sessions, posters, workshops and ethnographic films were held in this congress that started from April 20th to April 23rd, 2007. On the first day, I attended some talks in Language, Media and Style session, and then in evening session I joint discussion with Professor Joel Savishinsky (Cultural Anthropologist), Freida Jacques (Odonaga Nation, Turtle Clan of Indian American) and Professor Lisa M. Paciulli. We discussed about how colonialism influence local tradition and culture, especially during western occupations to Indian American and Indonesia. In April 21st I joined seminar session of Representation and Reflections: Native Culture, Voices, and Struggles. Presenters in this session talked about richness of ancient culture and valuable tradition of indigenous peoples. I also attended posters session about current issues in modern culture. At evening session we have banquet and a plenary talk given by Professor Meredith Small, a primatologist from Cornel University talked about The Natural History of Human Infants. In April 22nd, I participate in seminar session on Perspective in Biological Anthropology. Most of the talks given in this session came from non-human primate studies. I presented my work in this session, and talk about aggressive behavior in captive group of Japanese macaques. After participating in the congress I spend another two days in Ithaca College to see some facilities and academic life. I move to Syracuse on the next day to meet a friend who is doing his Ph.D. on Environmental Engineering. We discuss about recent concept on Ecological Footprint. This is a relatively new and developing idea in how researcher can measure and evaluate impacts of human life style into their micro and global environment. On April 27th, I move to New York City to meet Professor Roberto Delgado at Hunter College, City University of New York. I joined a lecture on human evolution given by him at another day. I also attended graduate student monthly seminar in the Graduate Center of City University of New York. During my stay in New York I could visit American Museum of Natural History. On April 30th, I visit United Nation in New York City and meet Dr. Oscar A. Garcia, an evaluation adviser at UNDP. I also join a tour guide inside of the United Nation building and facilities. I left New York on May 1st, and arrived in Japan on May 2nd, 2007.

Keynote Speaker

Banquet and Pleanary Talk

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