National Conference of Black Political Scientists
The National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) is a professional organization that was organized in 1969 at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to study, enhance, and promote the political aspirations of people of African descent, in the United States and through-out the world. It aims to contribute to the resolution of the many challenges that black people confront. Our organization promotes research in and critical analysis of topics usually overlooked and/or marginalized in political science scholarship. We believe that our scholarship must address wide-ranging “real world” issues and not the narrow, and often manufactured, concerns of the discipline.
NCOBPS has a broad membership of political science faculty, students, elected politicians, and policy analysts. Its members are committed to the study and practice of black politics, both here and abroad. The scholarly interests of NCOBPS members span the range of political science sub-fields – political theory, international relations, comparative politics, methods, public policy, and American politics. The professional pursuits of NCOBPS members are similarly varied, ranging from public policy analysis to international consultancies to elected office.
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Date Formed: 1969
David Covin, Ph.D
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