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

IDPP Staff Participates in Philippines TB Advocacy Workshop

Ms. Louie Zepeda participates in the event (photo)IDPP Regional Support Staff Ms. Eloisa “Louie” Zepeda presented at the “Strategic Planning Workshop on Human Rights-Based Approach in Advocacy and Social Mobilization for Tuberculosis (TB) Key Affected Persons” from 26-29 May 2014 at the Asian Institute of Management in Baguio City, Philippines. Co-organized by the Philippines Department of Health and Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM), the workshop brought together Philippine Country Coordinating Mechanism (PCCM) members and TB victims to discuss the future of advocacy and inclusive development for persons affected by TB.

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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