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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 the world's first virtual master's degree program in disabiity policy: the master of International Affairs in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP) at American University's School of International Service.
 

Multifaceted IDPP Participation at HICSS-48

T48th Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences (logo)he IDPP is excited to begin 2015 by again participating in multiple activities throughout the 48th Annual Hawai’i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-48) from 5-8 January 2015 in Kauai, Hawai’i. IDPP Executive Director and AU SIS Associate Professor Dr. Derrick Cogburn and a team of IDPP faculty members will return to HICSS-48 with Dr. Cogburn serving as co-chair of the mini-track on global virtual teams; co-convenor of the tutorial on Big Data and Text Mining in Global Virtual Teams Research; co-convenor of the workshop on Cross-Cultural Communication in Accessible Global Virtual Teams; and co-presenter of a jointly-written paper on the IDPP.

IDPP Hosts Inaugural Open House at New AU Campus Offices

IDPP Open House flyer photoThe IDPP was delighted to host its first Open House on 1 December from 9:00am-2:00pm US ET at the IDPP’s new offices in the American University (AU) Brandywine Building on the AU campus in Washington, DC. The Open House was a public event that hosted members of the AU community and beyond, including virtual participants from around the world, for a discussion of the IDPP’s work; AU2030: Global Disability Policy, Technology and Education project; and student presentations from Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn’s Senior SIS Capstone Seminar on Disability & Development. The Open House was in preparation for and connected to the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December.

IDPP Embarks on 8th Partnership Mission to ASEAN

IDPP-RUPP Inclusive Education and Disability Policy Workshop photoThe IDPP is excited to embark on its 8th Networking and Partnership Mission to the ASEAN region from 9-22 November with stops in Japan, Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia. Led by Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn, the delegation includes Director of Technology Mr. Clyde White, Jr.; Assistant Director of Communication Ms. Maya Aguilar; Program Coordinator Ms. Kerry Honeycutt Royce; and Program Associate Ms. Della Leonor. Prior to joining the rest of the delegation, Dr. Cogburn flew to Tokyo, Japan on 5 November to meet with colleagues at The Nippon Foundation, including Executive Director Mr. Shuichi Ohno and Program Coordinator Mr. Minoru Yoshida.

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