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Disability and Citizenship: Global and Local Perspectives

  • Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Knafel Center
    10 Garden Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
Judith E. Heumann at "Disability and Citizenship: Global and Local Perspectives".
Photo by Kevin Grady

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.

#disabilitycitizenship

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 events@radcliffe.harvard.edu in advance of your visit.

Event Videos


Judith E. Heumann at

Introductory Remarks and Keynote Conversation


WELCOME

Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean, Radcliffe Institute; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; professor of history, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences


INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Cheri A. Blauwet, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Michael Ashley Stein, executive director, Harvard Law School Project on Disability, and visiting professor of law, Harvard Law School


KEYNOTE CONVERSATION

Judith E. Heumann, senior fellow, Ford Foundation


Thomas Hehir, Silvana and Christopher Pascucci Professor of Practice in Learning Differences, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Panel at

Global Perspectives on Citizenship


Maria Town, director, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, City of Houston


Ari Ne’eman, chief executive officer, Mysupport.com; cofounder, Autistic Self Advocacy Network


Charlotte V. McClain-Nhlapo, global disability advisor, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank


Moderator: Cheri A. Blauwet, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Panel at

Higher Education


Gopal Mitra, program specialist on children with disabilities, Disability Section, UNICEF


Andrew J. Imparato, executive director, Association of University Centers on Disabilities


Lisa I. Iezzoni, professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; director, Mongan Institute Health Policy Center, Massachusetts General Hospital


Moderator: Michael Ashley Stein, executive director, Harvard Law School Project on Disability, and visiting professor of law, Harvard Law School


CLOSING REMARKS

Judith E. Heumann, senior fellow, Ford Foundation

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