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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 Executive Director Participates in 2014 APSA Annual Meeting

2014 APSA Annual meeting logoIDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn participated in multiple capacities at the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) 110th Annual Meeting from 28-31 August in Washington, DC. In addition to Editorial Board Meetings for the Review of Policy Research and the Journal of Political Science Education, Dr. Cogburn was invited to chair the panel discussion “The Politics, Economics and Technologies of Global Internet Governance in a Post-Snowden Surveillance Environment” on the second day of the four-day conference. He also spoke at the session “The Digital Revolution and Open Government in the US: Where Do We Stand?” Lastly, Dr. Cogburn and AU SIS colleague Dr. Nanette Levinson convened the APSA Short Course "Critical Success Factors for Designing & Implementing MOOCs" on 27 August at the request of APSA, with a second session on "MOOCs and Political Science: Scenarios for 2015 and Beyond" on 29 August.

Dr. Cogburn Speaks at UM Conference on Media Education & Training

Dr. Derrick Cogburn presents during 2014 Annual Meeting photoIDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn spoke at the International Conference on Media Education and Training (ICMET) on 18 August 2014 at the Petaling Jaya Hilton Hotel in Selangor, Malaysia. He was invited by the University of Malaya (UM) Academic Development Centre to offer a 20 minute address on “Globally Accessible Cyberlearning for Disability Policy in the ASEAN Region” during the New Media in Teaching and Learning session. Hosted by the UM Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the conference featured prominent experts and scholars from around the world in the fields of mass communication and journalism, digital and new media, e-learning, and more.

2014 IDPP Annual Meeting at University of Malaya

Group photo during 2014 Annual Board meetingThe IDPP was delighted to welcome nearly 80 guests from across ASEAN and around the world to its Fourth Annual Meeting (#idpp2014) from 8-22 August 2014 hosted by the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This annual gathering brought together leaders in the disability and public policy spheres and representatives from the IDPP’s network of 21 universities and outreach organizations in 9 of 10 ASEAN countries and around the world, including: IDPP Advisory Board and Executive Committee members; faculty; incoming IDPP Fellows; capacity building participants; invited guests; and staff.