Dr. Cogburn and Dr. Trevisan will be leading a variety of tutorials, minitrack sessions and paper presentations at the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-52).
IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn, who holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor in the School of International Service and Kogod School of Business, returned to his home state to speak on multistakeholder global governance and policy issues at the University of Oklahoma and University of Central Oklahoma on 13-14 November 2017.
IDPP will present for the first time at the 2017 Disability Summit hosted by the Information Policy and Access Center at University of Maryland College Park. The presentation entitled "Using ICTs to Enhance the Effective Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Global Governance" will take place on Friday, April 21 from 10:10am-11:00am US Eastern Time in Colony Ballroom with an accessible virtual participation option. IDPP Deputy Director Dr. Filippo Trevisan will subsequently present his paper on disability storytelling and political protests during this conference session. In addition, IDPP will present a poster on its recently launched and now publicly available mobile app "CRPD" during the conference.
IDPP is proud to co-sponsor the book launch discussion and reception “Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges of Multistakeholder Global Governance” in honor of IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn’s new book Transnational Advocacy Networks in the Information Society: Partners or Pawns? The book launch will take place on Monday, March 20, 2017 from 4:30pm-6:30pm in Abramson Family Founders Room in the School of International Service at American University (AU) with an accessible remote participation option.
The IDPP at American University has launched today the beta version of “CRPD”, the world’s first mobile application on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This innovation, currently available for iOS devices, supports disability advocacy and accessible participation in global governance processes by providing ready access to the structure, contents, States Parties, and knowledge dissemination around the Convention – the first human rights treaty of the 21st century and the fastest-growing treaty in history.