Joint Center Participates in APSA Panel on Applied Careers in Political Science

On August 30, Joint Center Senior Fellow of Diversity & Inclusion Dr. LaShonda Brenson participated in a roundtable, Thinking Outside the Box: Applied Careers in Political Science, at American Political Science Association’s annual meeting. The roundtable focused on “identifying career opportunities and translating political science/MA or PhD skills for potential employers.”

The discussion topics included “strategies for identifying career opportunities, how to develop skills and materials for a job search in an applied field, and tips for transitioning out of an academic placement.”

Other participants included Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Research & Policy Analysis Vice President Menna Demessie, Cato Institute Defense and Foreign Policy Research Fellow Emma Ashford, National Nuclear Security Administration Federal Program Manager Beatriz Cuartas, and RAND Corporation and Worcester Polytechnic Institute Social Science & Policy Studies Assistant Professor Patricia Stapleton.

See more photos from the roundtable below.


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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.