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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 an accredited master’s degree in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP).

IDPP Alumnus Selected as Prestigious Salzburg Seminar Fellow

Participants of Salzburg Seminar Asia (group photo)CIDP Master's program alumnus and current IDPP Regional Research Coordinator Mr. John Paul Cruz was invited to participate as a fellow in the prestigious seminar “People, Peace and Planet 2030: Shaping Inclusive and Sustainable Growth” held between 24-30 November 2013 in Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan. Hosted by the Salzburg Global Seminar and The Nippon Foundation, this weeklong event brought together a faculty of leading experts in policy, development, human rights and economics from around the world, as well as 30 aspiring leaders from across Asia for an interactive strategic discussion on the future of social and economical development in Asia.

IDPP Exec. Director Presents at World Social Science Forum 2013

Dr. Cogburn speaking (photo)IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn presented virtually on 14 October 2013 at the World Social Science Forum 2013 in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Cogburn, who is currently in Singapore on the 6th IDPP Networking and Partnership Mission across ASEAN, participated on the panel “Knowledge and Learning in the Digital Age: In Search for a New Alphabet (and Role) for the Social Sciences and Higher Education Institutions,” where he presented his paper "Transnational Education as a Digital Reality: Accessible Global Cyberlearning in the ASEAN Region.

IDPP Completes 6th Networking & Partnership Mission Across ASEAN

IDPP delegation meets with University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education (photo)The IDPP embarked on a 10-day Networking & Partnership Mission from 13-25 October 2013 with visits to Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Brunei. Led by Dr. Derrick Cogburn, the delegation included Asst. Director of Communication Ms. Maya Aguilar and Regional Research Coordinator Mr. Pong Cruz. Coming on the heels of a successful 2013 Annual Meeting in August, the mission aimed to deepen strategic relationships and planning with partners and solidify concrete areas of collaboration. The team also participated in the 8th Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) annual symposium on 21 October and the 8th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Annual Meeting from 22-25 October in Bali, Indonesia.