Speaker Series

Dr. Lopez is currently a Postdoctoral Associate, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and Postdoctoral Associate, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology.  Dr. Lopez is the first Latinx PhD graduate at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work and founder of the first Latinx graduate student organization (LAGOS) at Pitt.  

Dr. Lopez will present: "Reflections from the Ivory Tower;  On Being the First Latinx PhD at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and a Gay Man of Color in Academia".  A question and answer period will follow.  

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Sydney A. Teller Lecture/International Social Work Lecture

The Sustainable Development Goals: Moving us from international social work to global social work

Susan Mapp Ph.D., MSSW

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Speaker: Dr. Mona Khoury-Kassabri, Dean, Paul Baerwald  School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

“Critical Consciousness Education” 

Scott Seider, EdD & Daren Graves, EdD

Scott Seider: Associate Professor of Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology, Boston College

Daren Graves: Associate Professor of Education Coordinator, Boston Teachers Union Pilot School Program, Simmons University


The authors' new book will be available for sale and signing


Lunch is provided.

No registration is required.

Space is limited.

Livestream available via our website. 


Raymond R. Webb, Jr. Lecture

“Which Way for Social Work on Sexual and Gender Minority Issues?”

Dr. James I. Martin

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Director, MSW Program

New York University

Silver School of Social Work

Lunch provided; RSVP not required.

Sidney A. Teller Lecture

“Community Efforts for Resiliency After 10/27/18 and Preparations for 10/27/19”

Ms. Maggie Feinstein, Director of the 10.27 Healing Partnership, Pittsburgh, PA.