Advancing the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A US - Iran Dialogue on Law, Policy, and Advocacy

November 29, 2011 | 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
The Stimson Center

The Stimson Center, BlueLaw International LLP, and the Harvard Law School Project on Disability would like to invite you to a panel discussion and publication release on their joint project, Iran and America: A Dialogue about Disability. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 29th at the Stimson Center from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. The event schedule and participants are as follows:

Introduction
Allen Moore, Project Director
Distinguished Fellow, The Stimson Center
Lecturer in Global Health, George Washington University

Panelists

  • Hengameh Saberi, Director, Near Eastern Program, Harvard Law School Project on Disability and Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Global Law and Policy
  • Janet Lord, Senior Partner, BlueLaw International, LLP and Research Associate, Harvard Law School Project on Disability
  • Sarah Kornblet, Research Fellow, The Stimson Center
  • Allison deFranco, Director, BlueLaw International LLP

 

Discussion and Questions

About the project: 

The Stimson Center project, Iran and America: A Dialogue about Disability, held in partnership with BlueLaw International LLP, the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, and Iranian partner organizations, assembled civil society leaders, academics, and other experts for a US-Iran cross-cultural dialogue on disability law and rights. The Dialogue has afforded a unique, open platform for creative thinking on how to integrate the content of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into a country's policy and legal system. Participants met for two sessions over the course of a year, in Istanbul, Turkey. Funding for this project was provided by the United States Institute of Peace. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Institute of Peace.



If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Kerri West at [email protected] or 202-464-2680.

NOTE: Please inform us of any disability-related accommodations that may be required.