Minnesota Political Science Assn conference is Nov 12, registration due Oct 26

The deadline for registering to attend the Minnesota Political Science Association (MNPSA) annual conference hosted by the University of St. Thomas is Wednesday, October 26, 2016 (registration form and instructions attached). Please register early so that we can get an accurate count of people attending for ordering food. All attendees, including panel presenters and student poster presenters are required to register to attend the conference. 2016 Minnesota Political Science Association (MNPSA)

Annual Conference
(Preliminary Program)

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Murray-Herrick Center (MHC)
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, Minnesota

8:00 Registration begins (MHC Second floor, Front Desk)
Continental Breakfast (MHC 202)

8:30-10:00 Student Poster Session (MHC 201)

10:00-11:15 Panel 1: Comparative Politics and International Relations (MHC 204)
Chair: Steven Maloney, University of St. Thomas

Jordan’s Democratization in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring: Prospects & Obstacles
Abdalla Battah, Minnesota State University Mankato

Development Projects in Pakistan’s FATA: Challenges and Opportunities
Hina Tillat, Humphrey International Fellow 2016-2017

Federalism and Foreign Direct Investment
Shoua Yang, St. Cloud State University

11:30-1:00 Luncheon (MHC 202)
Keynote speaker address: Dr. Kathryn Pearson, University of Minnesota (MHC 204)

1:15-2:30 Panel 2: The 2016 Elections: US and Minnesota (MHC 204)

Chair: Jim Cottrill, St. Cloud State University

Topic: tbc
Jim Cottrill, St. Cloud State University

Rural MN versus the Twin Cities "Doughnut" in State Legislative Elections
Tim Lindberg, University of Minnesota-Morris

The Art of Democracy" project and elections administration in the U.S.
Shawn Schooley, St. Cloud State University
Steven Wagner, St. Cloud State University

2:30-2:45 Refreshments (MHC 202)

2:45-4:00 Panel 3: Teaching, Learning and Professional Development (MHC 204)

Chair: Kathleen Cole, Metro State University

Topic: tbc
Claire Haeg, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University

Topic: tbc
Mark Johnson, Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Topic: tbc
Steven Maloney, University of St. Thomas

University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Campus Map:
All events held at the Murray-Herrick Center (MHC), which is # 7 on map

Driving Directions and Parking:

We recommend parking in the Anderson Parking Facility (APF), which is # 71 on map. Please follow street signs for on-street parking. Some streets may require parking permits.

Questions about the Conference?
MNPSA Conference Organizer: Arijit Mazumdar (arijit_mazumdar@stthomas.edu)
MNPSA President: Fred Slocum (frederick.slocum@mnsu.edu)
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