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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.

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.

IDPP Exec. Director Co-Organizes, Presents at 2013 ICTD Workshop

2013 ICTD Conference (logo) IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn co-organized and presented at an Accessible Technology Workshop on 10 December 2013 from 7:00-10:00AM US EST (2:00PM to 5:30PM SAST) as part of the 2013 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (#ICTD2013) from 7-10 December in Capetown, South Africa.