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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 Speaks at SIS International Dev. Program Friday Forum

IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn spoke at a Friday Forum on “Disability and Development” held on 8 November 2013 at 5:30 PM EST at American University’s School of International Service (SIS). Hosted by the SIS International Development Program Student Association, the Friday Forum series invites scholars and speakers from the international development and policy community to discuss the field's latest news and trends in an open forum format.

IDPP Executive Director Presents at Tech@State: EdTech Conference

Tech@State: EdTech conference (image)IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn presented and co-moderated a panel during the Tech@State: EdTech conference hosted by the U.S. Department of State on 1 November 2013 in Washington, DC from 4:15-5:15 PM EST. The panel, entitled “Equal Access to Education for Persons with Disabilities,” served as an exchange of ideas on current innovative accessible education initiatives and possible solutions to obstacles facing persons with disabilities in obtaining equal access to education opportunities. Ms. Judy Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the U.S. Department of State, moderated the panel along with Dr. Cogburn.

IDPP Director of Technology Presents at IIE Seminar

Clyde White, Jr. (photo)IDPP Director of Technology Mr. Clyde White, Jr. presented as part of a panel discussion on online education, distance learning and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) held by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) at the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Washington, DC office on 28 October 2013. The event was part of the Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar, a two-week residency hosted by IIE that invites 10 university professionals from across India to visit the U.S. to learn and observe different aspects of the American higher education system.