The Institute on Disability and Public Policy promotes the analysis and understanding of public policies for persons with disabilities. We contribute to the vision of an ASEAN region that is inclusive, barrier-free, and rights-based, where persons with disabilities are leaders in the determination of their own destinies.We offer an accredited Master’s Degree in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP).
IDPP offers the world's first virtual Master's degree in disability policy. Courses incorporate universal design principles, and are accessible to blind, deaf, and mobility impaired students.
Students have the option of completing the CIDP program as an accelerated one year or extended part-time program. Courses can be experienced in real-time or accessed on-demand.
Students and faculty can participate
from anywhere in the world with an acceptable internet connection. Our cyberinfrastructure facilitates course delivery and collaboration.
CIDP Master's program alumni Mr. Raphael “Raphy” Domingo and Ms. Mackie Calbay have been invited to the first-ever EMPOWER conference hosted by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs taking place on 22 May 2013 at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. The conference will feature 34 disability rights advocates from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uganda, the Philippines, Pakistan, and Tajikistan who have just completed the month-long EMPOWER fellowship exchange program.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Amitav Acharya, IDPP faculty member and Chair of the ASEAN Studies Center at American University; Dr. PekKoon Heng, IDPP faculty member and Director of the ASEAN Studies Center at American University; and Dr. Michelle Egan, Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration at American University’s School of International Service (SIS), have co-organized the “ASEAN-EU Conference: Dynamics of Inter-regionalism” to be held on Monday, 13 May from 9:00AM to 5:30PM EST at SIS. The day-long conference brings together experts from across the world to discuss the complex diplomatic and economic relationships that exist between the European Union and ASEAN.
Photo: (left to right) Dr. Quansheng Zhao, SIS Dean Emeritus Louis Goodman, Dr. Pek Koon Heng, Former Secretary General of ASEAN Surin Pitsuwan and Dr. Amitav Acharya (Photo Credit: American University)
We are pleased to announce that COTELCO/IDPPExecutive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburnis the recipient of the 2013 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Collaborate. The Catalyst Awards are bestowed upon eLearning professionals, system administrators and institution staff from around the world in recognition of the positive impact that their participation in the Blackboard Community has on the organization’s evolution and growth. Dr. Cogburn has been working with Blackboard Collaborate for several years as a member of its Accessibility Taskforce. As an active contributor in the platform’s development, Dr. Cogburn worked closely with the software developer and user community to influence the interface design and accessibility features of Blackboard Collaborate.
The SIS-793 Practicum Seminar for the CIDP Master’s program “Cross-Cultural Communication in Global Virtual Teams“ taught by IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn will hold its final student-client presentations on Monday, 29 April 2013 at 7:00am U.S. EST. The IDPP invites all interested individuals to participate in the final presentations conducted by students. To participate in the final course, visit http://tinyurl.com/gvt-2013. Blackboard Collaborate webconferencing software is screenreader accessible; closed captions will be provided.