4:30 pm16:30

Book Launch: Transnational Advocacy Networks in the Information Society: Partners or Pawns?

  • School of International Service, American University

Join us in-person and virtually for the book launch discussion and reception "Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges of Multistakeholder Global Governance" in honor of Dr. Derrick Cogburn and his new book Transnational Advocacy Networks in the Information Society: Partners or Pawns? on March 20, 2017 from 4:30pm-6:30pm in the Abramson Family Founders Room of the School of International Service at American University. This book launch is co-sponsored by American University's IDPP, Internet Governance Lab, and School of International Service.

8:00 am08:00
1:15 pm13:15

Soft Launch: CRPD Mobile App in Commemoration of CRPD+10 and 2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities

  • United Nations

This Side Event will celebrate the soft launch of a beta version of an iOS 10 mobile application on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the CRPD on the occasion of the 2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The Side Event will offer an opportunity to showcase, engage with, and discuss the beta version of the mobile app with a multistakeholder audience of United Nations officials, government representatives, academics, disabled peoples’ organizations, disability rights advocacy organizations, and additional civil society participants.

2:30 pm14:30

IDPP Open House Reception

IDPP has a new space! Since the beginning of this Fall semester, IDPP has been operating out of its new office in the Spring Valley Building. We have hosted events, meetings and guests in this new space. 

We are excited to welcome you to our new space at the address below, share more of our work with you, and give you a tour of the office at the reception with light food and beverages.

Tuesday, November 15; 2:30 - 4:00 PM 

Institute on Disability and Public Policy
AU Spring Valley Building
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
6th Floor, Suite 610
Washington, D.C. 20016

11:30 am11:30

Disability Rights Advocacy Online: Voice, Empowerment and Global Connectivity

  • Media Innovation Lab, McKinley Building, American University

A talk on Disability Rights Advocacy Online
By Dr Filippo Trevisan

IDPP Deputy Director and AU SOC Assistant Professor, Filippo Trevisan will introduce his new book Disability Rights Advocacy Online: Voice, Empowerment and Global Connectivity and talk about how new media has changed disability rights advocacy.

In just a few short years, Internet-based media have revolutionized disability rights advocacy. At a time of crisis, online media fostered a renewed sense of unity in the traditionally fragmented disability community, starting a process that is continuing today as advocates try to organize the disability vote in the 2016 election. New digitally native organizations have emerged, which challenged traditional ways of thinking about disability advocacy. Young disabled bloggers have become the new faces of the disability movement. In this talk, Professor Trevisan will review the changes, challenges, and opportunities that led to these transformations, discussing their significance for the disability community and any movements that seek to spark social change.

WHEN: Tuesday November 15, 11:30am-12:30pm

WHERE: Media Innovation Lab, Mckinley Building (American University)

4:30 pm16:30

Habitat III Persons with Disabilities Stakeholder Roundtable

  • National Library, Casa de la Cultura

IDPP is jointly convening the Persons with Disabilities Stakeholder Roundtable “Urbanization as a Catalyst for Disability Inclusive Development” during the UN Habitat III Conference on 19 October from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the National Library in Casa de la Cultura in Quito, Ecuador. Dr. Derrick Cogburn will moderate the roundtable, and IDPP representatives will speak at and facilitate accessible remote participation.

3:00 pm15:00

Inclusion: A Vision for Unity at Habitat III

  • Museo Nacional de Quito

High level representatives, academics, students and participants at the UN Habitat III Conference will join to create a large-scale art project with hundreds of participants. Together, we will create a defining image of the Habitat III conference: an aerial image of hundreds of people with and without disabilities coming together to form an innovative image to be released to international press and shared through social media channels.

1:00 pm13:00

Ecuador High Level Meeting and Forum on Disability Inclusion and Accessible Urban Development

  • United Nations Pavilion

IDPP is presenting at and facilitating accessible remote participation for the “Ecuador High Level Meeting and Forum on Disability Inclusion and Accessible Urban Development” hosted by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) / Division for Social and Policy Development (DSPD), the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development of Ecuador, and Habitat III on 16 October from 1:00pm-6:30pm Quito time in Room A of the UN Pavilion.

Dec 6

IDPP Seminar Series on Disability, Development and Global Governance

  • American University

In line with the AU 2030: Global Disability Policy, Technology and Education initiative, our seminar series aims to help create an interdisciplinary, cross-campus community at American University that can facilitate collaboration around mutual research interests at the intersection of disability, development, and global governance.

The Seminar Series brings together faculty, students and staff across campus and the Washington, DC policy community, as well as researchers and practitioners around the world via in-person and remote virtual participation. The series serves as a consistent “hub” to facilitate collaborative research. Participants have the opportunity to actively engage in the discussion and put forward their ideas for collaboration, with a facilitator to guide each discussion and kick-start the conversation by sharing his/her research agenda.

6:15 pm18:15

COSP-9 Side Event: Accessible Global Governance

  • United Nations, Conference Room 11

This Side Event at the 9th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will focus on the challenges and opportunities of persons with disabilities’ participation in UN and broader global governance processes. It will highlight findings from Phase I of the global study Accessibility in Global Governance, and present the model of an accessible Disability Inclusive Development Collaboratory with the aim of enabling capacity building and effective participation in wide-ranging UN processes.

8:00 am08:00

COSP-9 Side Event: Disability and Digital Societies

  • United Nations, Conference Room 11

This Side Event at the 9th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will discuss ways in which new forms of evidence - including social media, crowdsourced information, and other large-scale digital information - can contribute to implementing the 2030 Agenda for persons with disabilities. A paper, example projects, and a road map on this topic will be presented and discussed.