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Seminar Series on Disability, Development & Global Governance

UN Sustainable Development Goals poster imageThe IDPP at American University (AU) School of International Service (SIS) is excited to launch a new Seminar Series on Disability, Development and Global Governance for faculty, students and staff across the AU campus and the Washington, DC policy community every Monday from 29 February through 25 April 2016 from 2:00-3:30pm in the SIS Building Room 349 (Northwest Conference Room).

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

A facilitator will guide each session and kick-start the conversation by sharing his/her research agenda and interests. Participants will have the opportunity to actively engage in the discussion and propose ideas for collaboration and the direction of the community.

The series will cover topics on understanding and measuring disability inclusion in sustainable development; supporting resilience in intersectional communities of disability, gender, race/ethnicity, and socio-economic status; sustainable development; building inclusive cities; and accessible global governance. It will have a particular focus on human rights and the role of accessible information and communications technologies to facilitate social change and bring marginalized groups “to the table.”

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