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 offer an accredited Master’s Degree in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP).
IDPP offers the world's first virtual Master's degree in disability policy. Courses incorporate universal design principles, and are accessible to blind, deaf, and mobility impaired students.
Students have the option of completing the CIDP program as an accelerated one year or extended part-time program. Courses can be experienced in real-time or accessed on-demand.
Students and faculty can participate
from anywhere in the world with an acceptable internet connection. Our cyberinfrastructure facilitates course delivery and collaboration.
A delegation consisting of IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn and four IDPP staff members (AU students and alumni) attended the Fourth Session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP4) to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The four IDPP staff members served as official rapporteurs to the Secretariat, while a significant number of IDPP Advisory Board/Council and Executive Committee members presented at plenary sessions. As rapporteurs, the reports submitted by the IDPP delegation at each session became a key part of the official record of the COSP4 event.
Pictured: The Nippon Foundation representative Mr. Yasunobu Ishii; IDPP Executive Committee member Dr. Larry Campbell; U.S. State Department Special Advisor on International Disability Rights Ms. Judy Heumann; and IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn
The IDPP will send a delegation to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) Fourth Session of the Conference of States Parties at United Nations headquarters in New York City next week.
The Conference of States Parties, which will take place 6-9 September 2011, will focus on the implementation of the UNCRPD, including roundtable discussions on the role of civil society, international cooperation, NGOs, and Disabled Peoples’ Organizations to effectively realize and promote the UNCRPD.
Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn, IDPP Executive Director, chaired an expert panel at the American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington on 2 September 2011 from 8:00am – 9:45am U.S. Pacific Standard Time. The panel, entitled “Revolution in the Middle East 2011,” was part of the Information Technology and Politics section, and discussed the role of social media and virtual communities in the recent Middle East uprisings and political revolutions.
The PROMISE Summer Success Institute was both informative and inspiring as graduate and postdoctoral students from surrounding universities gathered in Columbia, MD on 19-20 August 2011. Funded by the National Science Foundation’s Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), this institute gave Master's and PhD students the opportunity to listen to speakers and participate in workshops that reviewed the skills necessary to be a successful student, encouraging them to be change-agents once the degree is obtained.
Dr. Cogburn gave his presentation in-person with
virtual participation via Blackboard Collaborate.