Black Doctoral Network

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Black Doctoral Network’s upcoming conference Oct 3-5th 2013 to be held in the city of brotherly love Philadelphia, PA at the Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City.

The conference theme is Scholarship, Service and Community. We have invited and confirmed 3 of the most influential activist and academicians of our time. Drs. Cornel West, Julianne Malveaux and William Julius Wilson have all agreed to participate as the plenary session speakers.

We have also confirmed:

· Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture New York City

· Dr. Camille Z. Charles

Chair, Department of Africana Studies

Director, Center for Africana Studies

University of Pennsylvania

· Dr. N’Dri T. Assié-,Lumumba

Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science

Professor Africana Studies and Research Center

Cornell University

· Dr. Rick Kittles

Director, Institute of Human Genetics

Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics

University of Illinois at Chicago

· Dr. Alondra Nelson

Department of Sociology and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender

Associate Professor

Columbia University

Just to name a few…

We decided to send to you this personal invite. We have concluded that it would be unacceptable to not have a representative from your organization at this multidisciplinary conference.

We hope that you will join us at this historic gathering of the Black intelligentsia and contribute to our discussions and strategic planning sessions that address the ways in which we can be intellectual doers. The Call for Papers can be accessed at http://www.blackphdnetwork.com/resource/resmgr/Media/BlackPhD-CFP1_revised_(1).pdf Registration opens March 27th 2013 at 12:00pm. We are coming together across disciplines, STEM, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Also, if Rural Sociological Society does not have existing members, please suggest to your scholars (undergrads, grad students or professors/professionals) that can join our brilliant collective of intellectuals from the African Diaspora at www.blackphdnetwork.com. The intellectual contribution that can come from your university will only help facilitate the elimination of both the academic achievement gap in underrepresented communities and the isolation and disconnect that often inhibits the progress of many scholars despite their most valiant efforts.

Lastly, please share the attached file throughout your Universities listserves or other mediums as you see most effective. Also if you feel as if you can be of assistance to us with this event please send me an email with your suggestions. We cannot hold slot for your school so it is important that your representatives submit their abstracts and register as soon as possible. The convergence of renowned and emergent Black intellectuals has begun. The Black Doctoral Network! Are you in?

Cornel West on the Black Doctoral Network: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jck0czDxL6E

For more Information:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Doctoral-Network/166151070110252

https://www.youtube.com/user/BlackPhDNetwork

https://twitter.com/BlackPhDNetwork