Call For Papers

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The College of Public Service and Urban Affairs at Tennessee State University welcomes the Social Equity Leadership Conference to Nashville, Tennessee, for the 2015 Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held June 3rd-5th, 2015, at Tennessee State University’s Avon Williams Campus in the heart of downtown Nashville.

CALL FOR PAPERS
Social Equity Leadership Conference
Leveraging Technology and Data to Promote Social Equity
Nashville, TN
June 3-5, 2015

The National Academy of Public Administration’s (NAPA) 14th Annual Social Equity Leadership Conference will be hosted by Tennessee State University’s College of Public Service and Urban Affairs on June 3-5 in Nashville, TN. Established by the Standing Panel on Social Equity at the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), the annual Social Equity Leadership Conferences focus on advancing knowledge and understanding of applied and theoretical research towards the promotion of social equity in governance. The Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance (a committee of NAPA) focuses on issues of fairness, justice, and equity in a variety of public contexts, including, but not limited to: education, policing, welfare, housing, and transportation.

Faculty members, researchers, nonprofit and government leaders as well as graduate/undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to participate at the meeting. The theme of the 2015 Annual Meeting is Leveraging Technology and Data to Promote Social Equity. We are asking for abstracts of up to 250 words to be submitted by February 1, 2015. All submissions should be submitted via https://tnstateu.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_etEkdv9vSF4E5hP

The conference is interdisciplinary and papers should address the role and use of technology in solving critical public policy issues. These include (but are not limited to):
A. The Role of Nonprofits in Bridging the Digital Divide
B. Building Civic Leadership
C. Data Innovation in the Faith-Based Sector
D. Social Equity Reporting – The Role of the Media
E. Big Data and Education Equity
F. Equity in Healthcare Access and Delivery
G. Transportation in the Smart City
H. Better Data for Environmental Justice
I. Data Driven Communities
J. Nashville Next – Planning, Data and Social Change
K. Housing through Data
L. Political Threats to Equity Planning
M. Questions of Security and Privacy
N. Foundations for Justice

For more information please contact Planning Committee Chair Dr. Cara Robinson at crobin22@tnstate.edu

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