Charlotte, N.C.– Friday, February 22, 2019, Johnson C. Smith University will host the 2019 North Carolina Political Science Association’s 48th Annual Meeting, from 8am-6pm in its New Science Center building. The university serves as a venue as a result of the NCPSA’s recently installed President, and conference chair, Dr. Terza Lima-Neves who will be the first woman of color to serve as President in the organization’s history.
The theme for this year’s event is Reimagining the Discipline: Creating Student-Centered Spaces in the Study and Practice of Political Science. The annual meeting offers an opportunity for NCPSA members to present new and ongoing research while providing networking relationships among faculty, graduate students, undgergraduates from around the state. It will provide an interactive conference that encourages the empowerment of all young people of color in the field of political science. The conference will also equip students and the surrounding community with tools to be more active in the field of political science, apply their interests in and out of the classroom and gain knowledge that will inform their research interests in the field.
During the annual meeting’s “speed-mixer” networking session, Smith Institute’s Faculty & Student Research Manager, Tiffany Taylor will be in attendance to provide students with insights on pursuing graduate school and how their current research interests might connect to their post-graduate career interests. Registration includes a one year membership to NCPSA, and admission to the 2019 conference. Visit the NCPSA’s website for further details about the organization, and Register Here for the conference.