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<firstname.lastname@example.org> Please consider submitting your research to the 2014 National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) in Wilmington, Delaware. See the call for papers below. Apologies in advance for duplicate notifications. Conference location: http://www.ncobps.org/?page=AnnualMeeting Conference call for papers: http://www.ncobps.org/?page=CALLPapers CALL FOR PAPERS AND PROPOSALS http://hq.ssrn.com/conference=2014-NCOBPS CLICK ABOVE FOR SUBMISSIONS 45th Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists March 12 - 15, 2014 Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Downtown Wilmington - Legal District 700 N. King Street Wilmington, Delaware, 19801 THE THEME FOR THE 2014 MEETING ANALYZING THE BLACK POLITICAL COMMUNITY PEOPLE, POLICY, PROCESS, AND POLITICS IN AN ERA OF GLOBALIZATION Conference Chair: David C. Wilson, University of Delaware Having been founded in 1969, the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) will celebrate its "Sapphire" anniversary in 2014, signaling45 years of existence. NCOBPS shares this important year with other epochs including the 60th anniversary of the 1954 Brown versus Board of Education school desegregation decision; the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's becoming the president in South Africa (and the end of colonialism on the continent of Africa); and the 10th anniversary of Barack Obama's stirring speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention which propelled him to national prominence and a two term presidency. Questions abound about how these events have impacted our understanding of the black political community and politics in a global society, and what should be the ultimate goals of engaging in studying issues that disproportionately affect persons of color around the globe. Moreover, how might Black Americans in general, and Black scholars in specific, understand the political meaning of race in a global society. NCOBPS seeks proposals, including thematic and topical panels, papers, posters, and roundtable discussions, for the 2014 conference (March 12th - 15th) in Wilmington, Delaware, the nation's "1st state" and the city known as the "the last stop to freedom" on the Underground Railroad. The conference planners seek research and activities that reflect on the themes of leadership, elections, political participation and behavior, policy, advocacy, education, international affairs, culture, and research as they relate to Black politics in an ever changing global society; particularly as they pertain to the aforementioned political events. Key questions of interest center on how race has transformed the electoral strategies and policy decisions of political candidates both in the United States and abroad; education and economic disparities and stagnation; African, Afro-Caribbean, and other pan-African politics related to leadership, policy innovation, and conflict; urban politics and policy effects on communities; laws, law enforcement, and the courts; racial identities and psychology; the political communication of race in an age of new technologies; public opinions on issues related to race and race relations; the role of entertainment and music in political discourse and behavior; and epistemological and theoretical foundations of Black political thought and behavior. Important Deadlines May 31st, 2013 Opening Call for Papers and Proposals August 30 or 31, 2013 NCOBPS Reception at the American Political Science Association (APSA) meeting, 7:30-9pm at the Hilton Chicago in Room Boulevard B November 3, 2013 Deadline for submitting complete panel proposals November 3, 2013 Deadline for submitting paper and roundtable proposals December 2, 2013 Acceptance notifications begin December 15, 2013 Application deadline for "early" Conference Registration February 17, 2014 Deadline to register for the conference and guarantee a place on the program David C. Wilson Interim Associate Dean for the Social Sciences Associate Professor, Political Science & International Relations University of Delaware 4 Kent Way Newark, DE 19716 Email: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Phone: 302-831-2793, Fax: 302-831-6398 -- --