ICP 2020Virtual – December 11-13, 2020

The 2020 ICP annual conference will be a dynamic mix of plenaries, symposia, and short interactive talks/posters. There will be ample opportunity for networking and discussion!

Registration is open!


Plenary Speakers

South Africa-Cooper

Keynote: Saths Cooper, PhD, South Africa
The Quest for Human Rights

Sathasivian (Saths) Cooper, PhD has worked tirelessly for social justice causes in South Africa (SA) as well as internationally. As an activist in the anti-Apartheid struggle in SA, he was placed under house arrest in 1973 …   Read More


Keynote: Ellyn Kaschak, PhD, USA/Costa Rica
Human Rights and Wrongs: 50 Years of Struggle and Change for Women

Ellyn Uram Kaschak, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning psychologist, author and teacher. She is well-known as a speaker, workshop leader, human rights advocate and a public intellectual. She is Professor Emeritus …  Read More…

Award Speakers

Face 2 Mishara

Invited Talk: Brian Mishara, PhD, Canada (2018 Fukuhara Award Recipient)
Challenges in evidence based suicide prevention: Global commonalities and cultural specificities

About Dr. Mishara: Brian Mishara is Director of the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide, Ethical Issues and End-of-Life Practices (CRISE) and Professor of Psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal, in Montreal, Canada. Read More …..


Invited Talk: Anusha Kassan, PhD, Canada (ICP 2018 Sukemune/Bain Award Recipient)
Finding Balance: Approaching Youth’s Multiple and Intersecting Cultural Identities and Social Locations with Curiosity and Sensitivity

About Dr. Kassan: Dr. Kassan is an Associate Professor in child and youth mental health in the School and Applied Child Psychology program at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Read more …

Invited Symposia

Women and Human Rights

Organizers & Moderators:
Natalie Porter, PhD (USA)
Amina Muazzam, PhD (Pakistan)

Debating How The Political Sociology Of South Asia Influences Policy Development For Women’s Mental Health Services
Sara Rizvi Jafree, PhD
Department of Sociology
Forman Christian College University

European Response to International Conventions/Recommendations for Integration of Women Migrants: A Comparative Analysis of Selected Variables from Germany and Sweden
Muhammad Wajid Tahir, PhD
Politics & Gender Relations, Philipps University Marburg

The Intersection of Gender and Sex Trafficking: A Global Pandemic
Kalyani Gopal, PhD
President, SAFE Coalition for Human Rights

Climate Justice

Organizers & Moderators:
Erinn Cameron (USA)
Fiona Cunningham (USA)

From Humiliation to Dignity: For a Future of Global Solidarity

Evelin Linder, PhD (Dr.med.), PhD (Dr.psychol.)
Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies

A Learning Experience in Support of Human Rights, Dignity and Justice

Yasmeen Lari, Architect
Heritage Foundation of Pakistan

Fostering Disaster Resilience Research in Chile: Walking into Public Policy and Politics

Gonzalo Bacigalupe, PhD
University of Massachusetts

COVID-19 and Human Rights

Organizers & Moderators:
Josephine Tan, PhD (Canada)
Elaine Congress, MSSW, MA, DSW, LCSW (USA)

The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Social, Medical and Mental Wellbeing of Refugees on Lesvos  

Joep Avezaat, MD and Marijke Lutjenhuis, General Practitioner, Retired
Boat Refugee Foundation (medical volunteers)
The Netherlands

COVID-19: The Impact on Families Experiencing Poverty and The Role of Community Psychology

Suzanne Wilson, MPhil, MSc, BSc.
Research Fellow in Social Inclusion and Community Engagement
University of Central Lancashire
United Kingdom

How COVID-19 has Changed Services for Children and Families

Anne Williams-Isom, JD
James R. Dumpson Chair in Child Welfare Studies, Graduate School of Social Service,
Fordham University
United States

Informal Conversation and Discussion as part of All Talks and Symposia

Plenaries, Award Talks and Invited Symposia will be followed by a Q/A period and then a “Networking Cafe” where all participants may engage in discussion and networking.

Poster Sessions /Lightning Talks

  • View pre-loaded posters online
  • Listen to “Lightning Sessions” – Thematically organized sessions of 5-minute talks by Poster Authors on their work
  • Followed by live discussion and conversation

Human Rights Observation and Celebration

  • Greetings from Human Rights Actors
  • Reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (ICP participation)
  • Music/Choir
  • Film

Awards and Tributes Ceremony

  • Presentation of 2020 Awards
  • Presentation of ICP2020-Virtual Poster Contest / Lightning Talk Award Recipients

ICP Town Hall / Members’ Meeting

  • where is ICP now and where should it be going?

ICP Updates

  • Global Network of Psychologists for Human Rights – presentation of the Network
  • ICP and COVID-19 Projects
  • ICP at the United Nations