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From SPSSI's Executive Director

Anila Balkissoon

SPSSI Council, our governing board, continues to meet twice annually.  At the February 2019 Midwinter Meeting, SPSSI leaders and staff gathered for two days in Washington, DC to continue strategic implementation discussion and to work on other pressing matters.  There were several positive developments, including the formal adoption of our strategic goals and implementation plan, which will guide activity over the next three to five years.  Council has made a commitment to review and revisit this strategy annually to ensure decision-making aligns with these principal goals, to adjust our aims accordingly, and to maximize long-term impact.

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From our Policy Director

Sarah Mancoll

The Spring 2019 edition of Forward focuses on the themes of immigration, migration, and internationalization. With these themes in mind, I am reminded of past Psychology Days at the United Nations, which SPSSI’s UN/NGO Committee co-organizes in collaboration with other psychology NGOs. For years, the Permanent Mission of Palau to the UN has co-sponsored Psychology Day, which takes place at UN Headquarters in New York City.

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SPSSI in San Diego!

2019 Conference Preview, Alyssa Zucker & Eileen Zurbriggen, Co-Chairs

Online Registration Ends June 10th

We are less than a month away from the 2019 SPSSI Conference in San Diego CA, June 21 - 23, 2019! We were delighted to receive well over 300 submissions for the conference. Since December, we have been hard at work reviewing and accepting conference submissions (thanks to those of you who served as reviewers!), designing coherent groupings for the 15-minute talks, arranging the conference schedule, and confirming special events.

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Spring 2019

In This Edition

In Memoriam of Rhoda Unger

SPSSI's Newly-elected Fellows

Member Spotlight

Immigration and Current Ideological Perspectives

Migration and Psychology

Immigration and Assimilation

Toward a Decolonial Psychology: Conference in Cape Town

The GSC Newsletter:
Social Issues from Student Perspectives

SPSSI in San Diego

Keynote Speakers

2019 Travel Awards

San Diego Attractions



Forward edited
by Ashley Votruba