Joint Center Diversity & Inclusion Senior Fellow Dr. LaShonda Brenson Attends National Conference of Black Political Scientists

From March 11 to 14, Joint Center Diversity & Inclusion Senior Fellow Dr. LaShonda Brenson attended the National Conference of Black Political Scientists in Atlanta, GA. During the conference, she engaged with other political scientists to “study, enhance, and promote the political aspirations of people of African descent in the United States and throughout the world.”

This year’s conference centered on discussing “Black Politics & the ‘WAR’ on Blackness including panels and debates on “what ‘war’ means for Black people, social movements, international struggles, as well as diasporic racial politics, international struggles, and Blackness domestically.”

LaShonda was scheduled to join Joint Center Survey Research Director & Duke University Professor Dr. Ismail White and Joint Center Board Member and University of Notre Dame Professor Dr. Dianne Pinderhughes to discuss the 50th anniversary of the Joint Center. However, the panel, among others, were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The full program can be found here.

About Joint Center

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.