With more than one thousand sessions at the conference, some still need a discussant. If you select several different sessions where you can serve, we will put you on the session with the greatest need. If you have questions, please contact us at

DISCUSSANTS on Panels and Poster Sessions are expected to read the papers in advance and provide feedback on each paper. DISCUSSANTS on Junior Scholar Symposia are also expected to discuss ways to extend the paper into a broader research agenda. Only Faculty may serve as JSS Discussants.

CHAIRS on Lightning Talks introduce the speaker, keep time and help the presenter with the PowerPoint presentations. Graduate students can serve in this role.

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* 3. There are several JUNIOR SCHOLAR SYMPOSIA that still need a FACULTY DISCUSSANT. Please select a session where you have the appropriate expertise to serve as a discussant.

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* 9. MPSA has many opportunities for Faculty to become more involved - including serving on a variety of committees or as a mentor. Please select committees where you would like to serve. We will contact people as appointments are made and we hope that you will find the experience personally and professionally rewarding.