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Welcome to the IDPP

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 pioneered an accredited master’s degree in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP).
 

IDPP Fellowship Application Opens to Pursue MPP at UM INPUMA

IDPP Cohort II students (group photo)The IDPP is now accepting applications for IDPP Fellowships to pursue a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree with a focus on disability policy at the University of Malaya – International Institute for Public Policy and Management (INPUMA). The MPP program will begin on 1 September 2014 with an IDPP two-week residency for incoming students in August 2014. Students will live on the University of Malaya campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and take face-to-face classes with INPUMA and IDPP faculty from across ASEAN and around the world.

The IDPP expects to offer up to fifteen fellowships funded by The Nippon Foundation (TNF) with preference given to persons from the ASEAN region who are blind or visually impaired; deaf or hard of hearing; and mobility impaired. IDPP Fellowship applications will be accepted through 20 May 2014.

IDPP/SIS Alumna Speaks at WHO/Stop TB Event in Manila

Ms. Louie Zepeda speaks during WHO event in Manila, Philippines (PHOTO)IDPP alumna Ms. Eloisa “Louie” Zepeda (SIS/MA '12) spoke at a prominent event hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis (TB) Programme and Stop TB Partnership in Manila, Philippines in honor of World Tuberculosis Day on 24 March 2014. Ms. Zepeda recounted her experiences as a former TB patient; her IDPP-supported internship at the WHO Stop TB Strategic Planning Committee in Geneva, Switzerland in Summer 2012 while completing her CIDP master’s degree; and her current work with the Global Coalition of Tuberculosis Activists in promoting policy focused on empowering TB patients across ASEAN, specifically in the Philippines.

IDPP and COTELCO Participate in 2014 ISA Annual Convention

Dr. Cogburn before a presentation at 2013 ISA Annual Convention (PHOTO)The IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director and several faculty traveled to Toronto, Canada this week to participate in the International Studies Association’s (ISA) 55th Annual Convention from 26-29 March 2014. IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn; incoming ISA President Dr. Amitav Acharya, IDPP and American University’s (AU) School of International Service (SIS) faculty and Chair of the ASEAN Studies Center at AU; IDPP/COTELCO faculty and Associate Professor at AU SIS Dr. Nanette Levinson; and several others are presenting and participating in sessions taking place throughout the conference.

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