Join Us For the 51st Annual NCOBPS Conference

Celebrating scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and community engagement since 1969.

National Conference of Black Political Scientists

Celebrating scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and community engagement since 1969.

National Conference of Black Political Scientists

Celebrating scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and community engagement since 1969.

National Conference of Black Political Scientists

Celebrating scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and community engagement since 1969.

National Conference of Black Political Scientists

Celebrating scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and community engagement since 1969.

National Conference of Black Political Scientists

Celebrating scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and community engagement since 1969.

Welcome to NCOBPS

The National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) is organized to study, enhance, and promote the political aspirations of people of African descent in the United States and throughout 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.

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Our 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. Other NCOBPS members have held regional, national, and international leadership positions throughout the discipline.