Disability and Citizenship | Global Perspectives on Citizenship

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Disability and Citizenship | Global Perspectives on Citizenship || Radcliffe Institute

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.

As part of that exploration, this conference, "Disability and Citizenship: Global and Local Perspectives," explores the ways in which contemporary notions of disability are linked to concepts of citizenship and belonging. Leaders in advocacy, education, medicine, and politics 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.

(4:02) Maria Town, director, Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, City of Houston

(17:51) Ari Ne'eman, chief executive officer, Mysupport.com; cofounder, Autistic Self Advocacy Network

(33:05) 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

AUDIENCE Q&A (57:21)