2019 Keynote Speaker – Cindy C. Combs, PhD
Dr. Combs has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Political Science at UNC Charlotte since 1988, teaching courses in terrorism and serving since 1990 as Advisor for the university’s Model United Nations Organization. She received, in 2003, a Bonnie Cone Distinguished Professorship of Teaching, and in 2005 the Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year for North Carolina Award.
She has served as a member of a national Task Force on Terrorism; a consultant for local, state, regional, and national law enforcement agencies on terrorism and security issues; and a resource person for more than twenty-five years with a wide range of educational, religious and media groups seeking to deal with the role of terrorism in the contemporary world.
Dr. Combs served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Southern Regional MUN since its creation in 1990 and has served on the National MUN’s Board of Directors, teaching workshops for the UNA-USA on creating MUN programs nation-wide. After her retirement in June 2018 from UNCC, Dr. Combs remains an Emeritus faculty there, and an adjunct faculty teaching courses at Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, NC.