International Programming

The APA Office of International Affairs provides a wealth of information for international attendees at convention, including a letter of invitation, details about convention documentation, tips on preparing for convention, and what to do while you are there. 

The International Program (PDF, 1.2MB) provides an overview of international programs and events, including a directory of international presenters by country. Please see highlighted programs below.

Programming Sponsored by APA: International Award Addresses

Saturday, Aug. 9

Invited Address: 2014 Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. | Convention Center, Room 143C
Saths Cooper, PhD, International Union of Psychological Science: From Prisoner to Psychologist
Chair: Norman B. Anderson, PhD, American Psychological Association

Invited Address: 2014 APA International Humanitarian Award
3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. | Convention Center, Room 149B
Malcolm MacLachlan, PhD, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland: Things Fall Together: Psychology, Policy, and Global Health
Chair: Bonnie Nastasi, PhD, Tulane University

Presidential Symposium: Psychologists in International Policy Settings: Experiences from the Field
Co-sponsor: Committee on International Relations in Psychology
4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. | Convention Center 145B
Chair: Merry Bullock, PhD, American Psychological Association

  • Malcolm MacLachlan, PhD, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland: Policy and Persuasion - A Role for Psychology?”
  • Daniela Ligiero, PhD, U.S. Department of State, OGAC: Gender Integration in U.S. Government Global HIV Programs
  • Gerard Jacobs, PhD, University of South Dakota: Employing a Community-Based Model in the Aftermath of Disaster
  • Joan Lombardi, PhD, Bernard van Leer Foundation: Global Education - Role of Social and Emotional Development
Programming Sponsored by the Committee on International Relations in Psychology

Thursday, Aug. 7

Social Hour: Reception for International Visitors
3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Hotel, Congress and Capitol Rooms
Co-sponsored with Division 52-International Psychology, and the International Council of Psychologists

Friday, Aug. 8

Symposium: Psychological Contributions to the UN Global Agenda – Sustainable Development and Social Justice
2:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. | Convention Center, Room 143A
Co-sponsored with the Policy and Planning Board
Chair: Janet Sigal, PhD, Fairleigh Dickenson University
Discussant: Florence Denmark, PhD, Pace University

  • Rashmi Jaipal, PhD, Bloomfield College; Cora Hui, MPH, John Jay College and Graduate Center, CUNY: Psychological Effects of Globalization: Psychological and Stress-related Disorders as Indicators of Unsustainable Development
  • Roseanne Flores, PhD, Hunter College, CUNY; Jane Berkman, MA, Fordham University; Alla Prokhovnik, MA, Fairleigh Dickenson University: Poverty, Sustainable Development and Child Well-Being: Ensuring the Rights of Children to be Healthy
  • Emily A.A. Dow, MA, Graduate Center, CUNY; Susan Nolan, PhD, Seton Hall University: A Happy Planet? Assessing Psychological Well-Being in Conjunction with Environmental Sustainability
  • Neal Rubin, PhD, Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University; Juneau Gary, PsyD, Kean University; Charlotte Cesana, BA; Columbia University, Teacher’s College; Isabel Unanue, MS, Columbia University, Teacher’s College: Psychology and Climate Change: Facilitating Behavior Promoting Environmental Sustainability

CE Credits: 2. No additional fees to attend CES. There is a one-time fee to claim unlimited CE credits.

Saturday, Aug. 9

A Roundtable Discussion on International Teaching, Research, and Service
8:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. | Convention Center, East Salon C
Co-sponsored with APAGS
Co-Chairs: Bonnie Nastasi, PhD, Tulane University; Chryse (Sissy) Hatzichristou, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Kelly Lee, MEd, University of Houston

  • International Research Moderators: Puncky Heppner, PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia; Frederick T.L. Leong, PhD, Michigan State University
  • International Service Moderators: George Hu, PsyD, Beijing United Family Hospital; Bill Pfhol, PhD, Western Kentucky University
  • International Teaching Moderators: Oliva Espin, PhD, San Diego State University; Sissy Hatzichristou, PhD

Sunday, Aug. 10

Business Meeting: Division Liaison Breakfast Meeting
8:00 a.m.– 9:00 a.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC Hotel, Capitol Hill Room