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Faculty & Students participate in 43rd Annual Meeting of National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Las Vegas, Nevada

Department of Political Science, History & Global Studies (PSHGS) faculty, Dr. Shiela Harmon Martin and Dr. Guy Shroyer and students, Cheick Diakite, Nicholas Engel, Adrian Madsen, and Erica Nelson participated in the 43rd annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists held March 14-17, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The UDC students provided academic presentations on their participation in two experiential learning activities sponsored by the University and PSHGS.  These activities are The Congressional Internship Program and Diplomatic Simulations of the Organization of American States and Model Arab League.  To enthusiastic audiences, the students provided a scholarly analysis and critique of participating in these activities by focusing on their added value to the college educational experience. The roundtables were: Congressional Internships and Experiential Learning: Political Science Students Odyssey on Capitol Hill and Connecting the Global and Local: The Agentic Experience of Diplomatic Simulations.

Dr. Shroyer, as a panel participant, provided an academic paper entitled “Hegemony, Nationalism and Doxa: A Social Semiotic Analysis.  Dr. Martin, who serves both as the president of the  Jewel Limar Prestage Mentorship Award and on the Executive Board , was  awarded the 2012 NCOBPS President’s Award by Dr. Tyson King-Meadow for “30 Years of Dedication and Service to NCOBPS and GAP (Graduate Assistantship Program).”  

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