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The 2019 Lynn Stuart Weiss Lecture 

The Lynn Stuart Weiss Lecture was established in 1998 by Drs. Raymond A. and Rosalee G. Weiss, in memory of their daughter, Lynn, whose interests centered on the science and art of politics, with a focus on world law. The Lecture fund is administered by the American Psychological Foundation (APF), and the Lecture series is administered by the Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR).

An annual lecture presented at the APA Annual Convention will be related to Lynn’s goal of searching for ways in which world peace could be attained. Her interest centered on the science and art of politics with a focus on world law. The Lecture is intended to connect Lynn’s focus with the range of interests in at least four of APA’s Divisions:

  • Division 9 – Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
  • Division 41 – American Psychological-Law Society
  • Division 48 – Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence: Peace Psychology
  • Division 52 – International Psychology

CODAPAR will solicit, on a rotating basis, a speaker from the above divisions. After CODAPAR’s approval, the speaker’s name will be submitted to the APF Board for approval. Please visit this link to view a list of previously selected speakers:


The selected speaker will receive a $1,000 honorarium, and APF will provide a printed brochure to be disseminated during the lecture that includes information on Lynn Stuart Weiss, as well as the selected speaker. The programming hours for the Weiss Lecturer will be provided by APF. The award is made annually and selection for the award rotates through the four divisions mentioned above. SPSSI's next round to select the Weiss lecturer is 2023.

Applicants must:

  • be a current SPSSI member
  • be mid- to late-career level
  • not have been previously selected for the Lynn Stuart Weiss lecture.


Nominations and self-nominations are encouraged. To apply, please email the following information to with the subject line "Weiss Lecturer Nomination."

  1. A statement no longer than 2 double-spaced pages indicating the ways in which the candidate is aligned with the goals of the lecture and a description of the proposed lecture.
  2. A current CV
  3. A short biographical statement 
  4. A current photo to be included in dissemination materials as needed 

The deadline for receipt of materials for the current cycle is Wednesday, August 15th.