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Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

"The Social World and the Meaning of the Message"


"The Social World and the Meaning of the Message: A 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Department of Psychology at the Colin Powell School"

Drew WestenOur June 5 symposium and luncheon caps a year of events commemorating the dramatic inroads and contributions of the school's department of psychology.
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  • Thursday, June 5, 2014, Noon to 6:30 p.m.

  • The Great Hall, Shepard Hall 

  • Free and Open to the Public


10 a.m.
Special session for clinical graduate psychology students with Professor Drew Westen, Shepard Hall, Rm. 106
NoonOpen and Welcome Remarks
Dean Vince Boudreau
Robert Melara, Chair, Department of Psychology
12:30 p.m.            
Lunch Served

1:45 p.m.     
Session I: A Look Back on 75 Years: Key Research Highlights
Kenneth Clark's Impact on Brown vs. Board of Education
Moderator: Monique Bown, clinical instructor, Department of Psychiatry, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
• A.J. Franklin,
the David S. Nelson chair, counseling, developmental, and educational psychology department at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education
• Lew Zuchman, adjunct psychology professor, Colin Powell School, and former "freedom rider"
3:05 p.m.
Session II: The Future of Social Messaging
Zach Geller, Ph.D. clinical psychology student, The Graduate Center, City University and City College of New York
Hal Spielman, sociologist by training, and specialist in advertising, marketing and communications research
Leora Trub, assistant professor of psychology, Pace University
4:30 p.m.
"Three Principles of Effective Political Communication: Openly Addressing the Conflicts at the Heart of Issues Like Racial Politics"
• Drew Westen,
professor of psychology, Emory University, author of The Political Brain

All Speaker Bios

Drew WestenDREW WESTEN, author of The Political Brain, received his B.A. at Harvard University, an M.A. in Social and Political Thought at the University of Sussex (England), and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. More


Professor A.J. FranklinANDERSON J. FRANKLIN is the honorable David S. Nelson chair, counseling, develop-mental, and educational psychology department at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education. More

Lew ZuckmanLewis Zuchman, an adjunct psychology professor, was one of the original 1961 Freedom Riders and has been recognized for his significant contributions to the civil rights movement. More