PanamaTipico.com participates in the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, DC, United States
Dr. Janni Pedersen, PhD, presented one of the works made in collaboration between Ashford University and PanamaTipico.com.
Dr. Kathryn Sorensen, PhD, presented our second poster, also a result of joint work between Ashford University and PanamaTipico.com.
At the event, our representative Marino Jaen Espinosa, meet again, after 20 years, the co-director of his Fulbright Scholarship Program at Louisiana State University, Dr. Mary Jill Brody, PhD.
The trip was complemented by visits to cultural tourism attractions of the city, such as the White House.
Another visited place was the Capitol, on one end of the National Mall.
Behind the Capitol, the main building of the US Supreme Court is located.
The Washington Monument, another icon of the city, is located in the center of the National Mall.
The Lincoln Memorial, at the far end of the National Mall, was also visited.
After the AAA Meeting, our Director celebrated the successful conference participation with the researchers from Ashford University.
After the conference, the trip back to Panama began a the monumental Union Station at Washington, DC.
The last stop before the airport was the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland.
In December, 2017, Marino Jaen Espinosa, Director of PanamaTipico.com, traveled to Washington, DC, in the US, in order to participate in the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, a scientific organization he is a member of.
The reason for the trip was to join the presentation, at the conference, of two research works done in collaboration with anthropologists from Ashford University, a higher learning institution located in San Diego, California. These works were the result of fieldwork performed at Parita and Santo Domingo de Las Tablas in 2016 and 2017.
One of the posters, titled "Will They Come? Intangible Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Economic Policy in Santo Domingo, Panama", was presented by Dr. Janni Pedersen, PhD. The other poster, titled "Rapid Assessment and the Crucial Role of the Informant", was presented by Dr. Kathryn Sorensen, PhD. Both works were the result of joint authorship by the two previously mentioned scientists, Marino Jaen Espinosa, of PanamaTipico.com; and Michelle Loose and Jason Lee, of Ashford University.
After accomplishing the mission of helping to communicate significant aspects of Panamanian cultural heritage in this important scientific gathering, our Director took advantage of a few free hours to visit the main attractions of Washington DC and also the Inner Harbor of the nearby city of Baltimore, MD.