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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.

Dr. Cogburn Presents on Virtual Communities

Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn, IDPP Executive Director, chaired an expert panel at the American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington on 2 September 2011 from 8:00am – 9:45am U.S. Pacific Standard Time. The panel, entitled “Revolution in the Middle East 2011,” was part of the Information Technology and Politics section, and discussed the role of social media and virtual communities in the recent Middle East uprisings and political revolutions.

Dr. Cogburn Speaks about IDPP at NSF PROMISE Institute

Screen shot of Dr. Cogburn's presentation to virtual participantsThe PROMISE Summer Success Institute was both informative and inspiring as graduate and postdoctoral students from surrounding universities gathered in Columbia, MD on 19-20 August 2011. Funded by the National Science Foundation’s Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), this institute gave Master's and PhD students the opportunity to listen to speakers and participate in workshops that reviewed the skills necessary to be a successful student, encouraging them to be change-agents once the degree is obtained.

Dr. Cogburn gave his presentation in-person with
virtual participation via Blackboard Collaborate.

IDPP’s Inaugural Annual Meeting and Residency: Three-Part Series

CIDP student cohort with IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn, IDPP Program Director Ms. Consuelo Nelson, and The Nippon Foundation representative Mr. Minoru Yoshida

The IDPP’s inaugural Annual Meeting and Residency Period took place 18-29 July 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. The residency period welcomed the first cohort of ten students from the ASEAN region who will earn a Master’s in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP), offered by American University’s School of International Service.

Pictured: CIDP student cohort with the IDPP Executive Director, IDPP Program Director, and a representative from The Nippon Foundation

The CIDP program is the world’s first virtual Master’s program on disability studies and public policy, but began with this two-week face-to-face residency that introduced the first cohort of CIDP graduate students to the Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) for the ASEAN Region, its university and outreach partners, and to key concepts that will be developed further in classes and seminars throughout the year. The residency exposed CIDP students to invaluable expert seminars, technology training sessions, a policy exercise, site visits to local NGOs, networking opportunities, and weekend excursions.

Three-part series:

  1. IDPP Annual Meeting and Inaugural CIDP Residency Begins
  2. CIDP Residency Provides Rich Opportunities for Inaugural Cohort
  3. Successful Inaugural IDPP Residency Period Comes to a Close