CIRP programming at the 2012 APA Convention

The committee will present a social hour, awards and sessions on teaching, disasters and global partnerships

Social Hour: Reception for International Visitors
Thursday, August 2, 7:00 p.m. – 8:50 p.m.
Peabody Orlando Hotel—Peabody Grand Ballroom V

2012 Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology—
Dan Landis, PhD: What We Don’t Know About Intercultural Training, and Why Not?
Friday, August 3, 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Convention Center, Room W103A
Chair: Dharm P.S. Bhawuk, PhD

Roundtable Discussion: Psychology Without Borders—Discussions on International Teaching, Service, and Research
Friday, August 3, 12:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Convention Center, Valencia Ballroom D
Co-Chairs: Chandra Mehrotra, PhD; Eleanor McMahan, MEd

  • Table 1: Teaching, Moderators: Oliva Espin, PhD; Fred Leong, PhD

  • Table 2: Research, Moderators: Bonnie Nastasi, PhD; Lawrence Gerstein, PhD

  • Table 3: Service, Moderators: Laura Johnson, PhD; Eleanor McMahan, MEd

Symposium: Vulnerable Peoples Worldwide—Psychology and the UN Agenda: Reports from APA’s NGO Representatives
Friday, August 3, 2:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Convention Center, Room W103A
Chair: Janet Sigal, PhD

  • Janet Sigal, PhD; Deborah Vietze, PhD: Two Sides of Vulnerability—the UN Perspective and Ours
  • Magdalena Galazyn, MA; Susan Nolan, PhD; Juneau Gary, PsyD: The Effects of Climate Change on Women in the Developing World: A Role for Psychology and Psychologists
  • Neal Rubin, PhD; Sherry Dingman, PhD: Stateless: Responding to Vulnerable People Without a National Identity
  • Christina Kirkman, MA; Deborah Vietze, PhD; Janet Sigal, PhD: A Story that Needs Telling: The Impact of Poverty on Children’s Development
  • Deanna Chitayat, PhD: The Psychological Perspective on the Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls Living in Poverty
  • Janet Sigal, PhD: The Work of APA’s NGO Representatives at the United Nations

Discussion: International Psychology Presidents on Health, Education, and Global Partnerships
Saturday, August 4, 2:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Convention Center, Room W312C
Chair: Suzanne Bennett Johnson, PhD

2012 APA International Humanitarian Award—John Thoburn, PhD: A Systems Approach to International Disaster Psychology
Saturday, August 4, 4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Convention Center, Room W304B
Chair: Terence Patterson, PhD