Comfort B. Asanbe, PhD, Associate Professor and Licensed Psychologist in the Department of Psychology at the College of Staten Island (CSI) has been selected to serve as a Department of Public Information (DPI) Representative at the United Nations for the American Psychological Association (APA). The appointment is a renewable five year term.
“APA-appointed representatives work within the NGO community at the U.N. headquarters in New York. Based on APA advocacy goals and priorities, APA representatives collaborate with other NGO representatives and APA offices and governance to identify issues, organize programs and draft statements that bring psychological science and a psychological perspective to bear on global policies and programs. Representatives also foster dialogue and information exchange between psychologists and APA and U.N. diplomats and representatives of U.N. agencies, and serve as APA’s conduit for information about the United Nations,” according to the APA Web site.