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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 long-term 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.

IDPP Engages in Range of Strategic Partnership Events Across Region

IDPP delegation meets with AUN in Bangkok, Thailand (photo)Dr. Derrick Cogburn has embarked on a multi-faceted Networking and Partnership Mission to Istanbul, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Bandar Seri Begawan from 1-27 September 2014. The mission comes on the heels of a successful 2014 IDPP Annual Meeting hosted from 8-22 August at University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The first stop is the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) hosted by the Government of Turkey from 2-5 September in Istanbul, Turkey, where Dr. Cogburn delivered his paper and presentation, “Uncovering the Conceptual Antecedents of the NETMundial Outcome Document: A Computational Text Analysis" during the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) IGF 2014 Pre-Event Symposium.

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.