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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/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.

Dr. Derrick Cogburn Speaks at CCCC 2014 Annual Convention

Conference on College Composition and Communication LOGOIDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn delivered a keynote presentation on the IDPP and disability and development at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) 2014 Annual Convention (#4C14) from 9:30-10:45am US EST on 22 March 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The presentation was entitled “Disability and Development as a Global ‘Grand Challenge’: Collaborative Research Opportunities Around the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Post-2015 Development Agenda."

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