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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 and COTELCO’s Multi-Faceted Participation at HICSS-47

HICSS-47 conference (logo)IDPP and COTELCO were pleased to begin the new year by participating in the 47th Annual Hawai’i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-47) from 6-9 January 2014 in Big Island, Hawai’i. IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn; Senior Faculty Associate Dr. Nanette Levinson; Faculty Associates and IDPP Evaluation Committee Chair and Vice Chair Drs. Jennifer Ellis and Marilyn Arnone; and American University Psychology Professor Dr. Noemi Enchautegui-de-Jesus  participated in what is now one of the most prestigious and the longest-running international information systems conferences in the world.

Dr. Derrick Cogburn Joins 2gether-International’s Board of Directors

2gether-International (logo)Dr. Derrick Cogburn, IDPP/COTELCO executive director and associate professor at American University's School of International Service (AU SIS), recently accepted an invitation from former IDPP research assistant and AU SIS undergraduate student Mr. Diego Mariscal to serve on 2gether-International’s Board of Directors. Founded in 2007 by Mr. Mariscal in his native Mexico, 2gether-International focuses on diminishing social barriers between persons with and without disabilities.

COTELCO/IDPP New Sr. Faculty Associate Dr. Charmaine Misalucha

Drs. Charmaine Misalucha and Derrick Cogburn (photo)IDPP and COTELCO are delighted to welcome U.S.-ASEAN Fulbright Fellow and Assistant Professor at De La Salle University Dr. Charmaine Misalucha as its newest Senior Faculty Associate. Dr. Misalucha has served as a U.S.-ASEAN Fulbright Fellow at the ASEAN Studies Center in the School of International Service (SIS) at American University (AU) from September through December 2013. She is one of the first seven Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholars selected through the Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. During her Fulbright experience at AU SIS, the IDPP hosted Dr. Misalucha by providing an office space for her in its offices.