National Multicultural Conference & Summit to focus on science

The next National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS) will be held in Seattle, Washington, on January 27-28, 2011. The biennial event, which has drawn as many as 900 attendees in previous years, is supported by a number of APA divisions and other psychological organizations.

The 2011 conference will highlight recent scientific research related to multicultural issues.  The keynote speakers are Ana Mari Cauce (University of Washington), speaking on “Is Multicultural Psychology Ascientific?” and Joseph Gone (University of Michigan), speaking on “Is Psychological Science Acultural?”  Anthony Greenwald (University of Washington) will give an invited address on “Implicit Bias: New Forms of the American Dilemma and the New Science of Discrimination.”

Among the plenary sessions are panels on “Examining the Divide Between Science and Practice in Multicultural Psychology” and “Is Psychological Science Helpful or Harmful to the Interests of Minority Communities?”  The program includes thirty-six other concurrent symposia and workshops.

More information can be found at the NMCS website.