NPSA 47th annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA

Posted by Pj Amartey on March 29, 2016 at 2:20 PM


 Northeastern Political Science Association                      

 For more information, contact: Wil Pinkney,


Select highlights from the program:

Cities, Uprising, and Public Policy Leadership

Fri, November 13, 3:45 to 5:15pm, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Third, P1

This session features: Christina Greer, Fordham University, Jeff Smith, New School for Social Research, Michael Javon Fortner, City University of New York, and Wil Pinkney, City University of New York. Smith is the author of the recent book Mr. Smith Goes to Prison (St. Martin's, 2015), a narrative nonfiction account of his time in prison; Fortner is the author of Black Silent Majority (Harvard UP, 2015) which uncovers the role African Americans played in creating today’s system of mass incarceration.


Disaster, Politics & Administration: Philadelphia’s Thrift Store Tragedy

Sat, November 14, 10:45am to 12:15pm, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Third, Jefferson

In June 2013 in Philadelphia, a building under demolition collapsed on an adjacent Salvation Army Thrift Store filled with shoppers. The collapse killed 2 workers and 4 shoppers while maiming another for life. After the tragedy, the Mayor created the Special Independent Advisory Commission to Review and Evaluate Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections. This panel, which includes 3 members of the Mayoral Commission, will consider the challenges of shrinking resources and lucrative development opportunities pose for the effective regulation of building safety.


Political Science in the Public Arena: Communication Strategies for Scholars

Sat, November 14, 2015Training Session 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM; Panel Discussion 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Sponsored by the American Political Science Association (APSA)


About The Northeastern Political Science Association

The NPSA is one the leading regional professional organizations in the United States for the study of politics. Every year, at its Annual Conference, the NPSA brings together hundreds of political scientists from all fields of study and from all parts of the United States and the world for the purpose of enhancing and expanding their knowledge of politics. It also provide a free job placement service, a book fair, and awards for the best papers presented at the conference.