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Welcome to the IDPP

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 founding and sustained 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 Embarks on First 2015 Mission to ASEAN Region

IDPP-MMU Workshop Group PhotoThe IDPP embarked on its 9th mission across the ASEAN region – the first mission in the 2015 new year – from 7-23 January. Coming on the heels of the IDPP’s successful multifaceted participation at HICSS-48, the mission included a complex range of workshops, meetings, presentations, and activities with partners in Singapore; Malaysia; Vietnam and Japan.

Multifaceted IDPP Participation at HICSS-48

T48th Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences (logo)he IDPP began 2015 by again participating in multiple activities throughout the 48th Annual Hawai’i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-48) from 5-8 January 2015 in Kauai, Hawai’i. IDPP Executive Director and AU SIS Associate Professor Dr. Derrick Cogburn and a team of IDPP faculty members returned to HICSS-48 with Dr. Cogburn serving as co-chair of the mini-track on global virtual teams; co-convenor of the tutorial on Big Data and Text Mining in Global Virtual Teams Research; co-convenor of the workshop on Cross-Cultural Communication in Accessible Global Virtual Teams; and co-presenter of a jointly-written paper on the IDPP.

IDPP Hosts Inaugural Open House at New AU Campus Offices

IDPP Open House flyer photoThe IDPP was delighted to host its first Open House on 1 December from 9:00am-2:00pm US ET at the IDPP’s new offices in the American University (AU) Brandywine Building on the AU campus in Washington, DC. The Open House was a public event that hosted members of the AU community and beyond, including virtual participants from around the world, for a discussion of the IDPP’s work; AU2030: Global Disability Policy, Technology and Education project; and student presentations from Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn’s Senior SIS Capstone Seminar on Disability & Development. The Open House was in preparation for and connected to the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December.