Contemporary issues and debates in cultural anthropology include discussions about decolonizing the discipline, addressing power imbalances in research, and promoting inclusivity and diversity. Anthropologists are also engaged in debates about the impacts of globalization, climate change, and technological advancements on cultures. The role of anthropology in public policy and advocacy is another important topic, as is the ethical use of anthropological knowledge in applied settings. The integration of interdisciplinary approaches and the challenges of conducting research in a rapidly changing world are also key areas of discussion.