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Carl A. Scott Memorial Lecture Series


In recognition of Carl A. Scott's ground-breaking contributions to CSWE and the profession of social work, the Carl A. Scott Memorial Lecture was established to continue the legacy of equity and social justice in social work through building knowledge and furthering the well-being of individuals and their communities. A list of the previous Carl A. Scott Memorial lecturers is available here.

This year’s lecture will be given at the 2019 Annual Program Meeting in Denver, Colorado. In keeping with the tradition of the lecture series, nominees should be individuals who contribute to the development of knowledge, practice, and service effectiveness designed to promote diversity and social and economic justice and further community and individual well-being.
Nominations are submitted via FluidReview through March 27, 2019. Instructions for FluidReview nomination process can be found here.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on each nominee’s body of scholarly work, which should demonstrate

  • accomplishments consistent with the values of social work education, research, and practice;
  • a focus on equity, diversity, and social and economic justice;
  • a seminal contribution to human rights in social work education and/or practice;
  • attention to critical issues of our time; and 
  • demonstrate a connection to the conference theme, "Looking Back, Looking Forward."


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