Psychology Day at the UN

Psychology Day at the United Nations is a celebration of psychology in the context of the United Nations. It provides an opportunity for psychology to share with U.N. Permanent Missions, U.N. agencies, NGOs and the private sector the activities of psychologists at the U.N. and the role of psychology in addressing concerns of global importance. Psychology Day also introduces psychologists and psychology students to psychology's current and potential involvement in U.N. activities and issues.

2014

7th Annual Psychology Day at the United Nations: Psychology's Contributions to Sustainable Development: Challenges and Solutions for the Global Agenda

April 24, 2014
Planning Committee Co-Chairs
  • Lori Foster Thompson, PhD
    NGO representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP); professor of psychology, North Carolina State University.
  • Rashmi Jaipal, PhD
    NGO representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the American Psychological Association (APA); professor of psychology, Bloomfield College, N.J.
Agenda:
Opening Remarks
  • H.E. Ambassador Carlos Garcia
    President of the Fourth Committee of the General Assembly; vice-president of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); permanent representative of the Mission of El Salvador to the United Nations; vice-chair of the Committee on the Status of Women; vice-chair of the Commission for Social Development.
Keynote Speaker
  • Maya Shankar, PhD
    Senior White House Policy Advisor 
Panel
  • Social, Environmental, and Economic Sustainability Psychological Contributions for the United Nations Post-2015.
Moderators
  • Roseanne Flores, PhD, American Psychological Association (APA); and Peter Walker, PhD, International Council of Psychologists; Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). 
Speakers
  • Saths Cooper, PhD 
    President of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) and vice-president of the International Social Science Council (ISSC). 
  • Elke Weber, PhD 
    Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business and Professor of Management and Psychology, and director, Center for the Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED), Columbia University, N.Y.
  • John E.S. Lawrence, PhD
    Former principal adviser and deputy director, UNDP, and adjunct professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, N.Y. 
  • H.E. Ambassador Kintu Nyago 
    The deputy permanent representative of the mission of Uganda to the United Nations.
Closing Remarks
  • Rashmi Jaipal, PhD
    NGO representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the American Psychological Association (APA); professor of psychology, Bloomfield College, N.J.
  • Lori Foster Thompson, PhD
    NGO representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP); professor of psychology, North Carolina State University.
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