Disability and Citizenship: Global and Local Perspectives
This conference will explore the ways in which contemporary notions of disability are linked to concepts of citizenship and belonging. Leaders in advocacy, education, medicine, and politics will consider how ideas of community at the local, national, and international levels affect the understanding of and policies related to disability—and how this has manifested itself, in particular, in higher education.
The Radcliffe Institute is in the second year of a two-year exploration of the broad theme of local, national, and international citizenship through a series of public and private programs, fellowships, special collections, and exhibitions. In 2017–2018, we featured conferences on citizenship and gender and on citizenship and health care; panel discussions about indigenous rights, religious minorities, and refugees; lectures on the use of big data and on poetry in America; and private events on transgender remembrance, noise pollution, urban space, women’s votes, human rights, and accessible technology in the developing world, among many other topics.
CART closed captioning and ASL interpretation will be available for those in attendance.
The program agenda will be available in braille.
The Knafel Center is fully accessible. The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study encourages persons with disabilities to participate in our programs. If you have questions about accommodations or the physical access provided, please contact the events department at 617-496-1084 or firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of your visit.