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Welcome to the IDPP

We prepare transformative disability policy leaders and serve as a collaborative "think tank" on disability policy for the ASEAN region through an unparalleled network of 20 leading universities and 4 outreach partners, with founding and sustained support from The Nippon Foundation. We contribute to the vision of an ASEAN region that is inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based, and pioneered the world's first virtual master's degree program in disability policy, offered by American University's School of International Service.

Dr. Cogburn Invited to Join UN Working Group & Global Network

UN DESA DSPD logoIDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn has been invited by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Social Policy and Development to join both the UN Working Group on Disability and Digital Societies, as well as the UN Global Network on Monitoring and Evaluation for Disability-Inclusive Development (MEDD).

IDPP Presents Research at 2016 ISA Annual Convention

International Studies Association logoIDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn is participating in multi-faceted ways at the International Studies Association (ISA) 57th Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia from 15-18 March 2016 on themes centered around international communication; Internet governance; global governance; and cross-national online collaborations for teaching, research and training. The ISA Annual Convention is one of the largest conferences of its kind, and ISA has been the premier organization for connecting scholars and practitioners in international studies since 1959.

Seminar Series on Disability, Development & Global Governance

UN Sustainable Development Goals poster imageThe IDPP at American University (AU) School of International Service (SIS) is excited to launch a new Seminar Series on Disability, Development and Global Governance for faculty, students and staff across the AU campus and the Washington, DC policy community every Monday from 29 February through 25 April 2016 from 2:00-3:30pm in the SIS Building Room 349 (Northwest Conference Room).