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Dislocation, Disability and Domestic Policy: Transnational DPOs in the NGO World

341 Eggers Hall

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In this talk, three civil society members of Disabled People’s Organizations (DPO) will discuss the role of these organizations in their country contexts. The panelists will offer their perspectives on both domestic and international disability frames and policies, in addition to the obstacles of representation and inclusion within mainstream platforms of civil society.


Nataliya Kolesova

Nataliya Kolesova is the director of the Association of the Disabled in Ukraine and a member of the Ukraine National Paralympic Wheelchair Dance Team. She is also pursuing a  M.S. degree on Teaching and Curriculum in the School of Education. 


Jason P. Harris

Jason P. Harris is the founder of the non-profit organization Jason’s Connection, which promotes inclusion and equality for individuals with disabilities, mental health and diverse abilities and needs. He serves as a Reseach associate at the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI).  


Xuehong Wang

Xuehong Wang has worked with many DPOs in China, the U.S., Ireland, Germany and Malaysia. From 2015-2018, Xuehong worked for the Handicap International Federation Beijing Office. She is studying international human rights law and disability in the College of Law.



Mirjakhon Turdiev, PhD student at School of Education, Syracuse University

Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) will be provided. 

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Sponsored by the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs and the Burton Blatt Institute’s Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach.

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