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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.

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.

SEAMEO Joins IDPP Partnership Network

IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn poses with SEAMEO SEN Director Dr. YasminThe IDPP is pleased to welcome the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) as its fourth outreach partner and newest member of the IDPP global partnership network. SEAMEO joins outreach partners Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict); Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD); International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI); and 19 renowned universities across ASEAN and around the world focused on building an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based ASEAN region.

IDPP Program Associate Speaks at World Conference on Lung Health

45th Union World Lung Health conference logoIDPP Program Associate Ms. Eloisa “Louie” Zepeda-Teng travelled to Barcelona, Spain, to present at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health from 27 October to 1 November 2014. This year’s conference theme is “Community-driven solutions for the next generation”, reflecting the conference’s emphasis on a multi-stakeholder approach to addressing and solving issues surrounding Tuberculosis (TB) and lung health.

As a former TB patient and advocate for TB patient rights, Ms. Zepeda was invited to speak at several events and engage with fellow TB patient rights activists during the six-day conference.