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Global Rights and Local Challenges: Disability, Inclusive Education, and Rural Environments

  • New York, NY, USA
  • November 15, 2013 | Time: 1:00 - 08:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Fordham Law School, McNally Amphitheatre, New York 10023

The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School is pleased to present “Global Rights and Local Challenges,” a comparative symposium on disability rights.  A component of the Leitner Center’s Crowley Program in International Human Rights, which this year focused on disability rights in Rwanda, Global Rights and Local Challenges will highlight the backdrops of rural poverty and educational underdevelopment as barriers to inclusion and to education for persons with disabilities.

Global Rights and Local Challenges aims to connect scholars, stakeholders, and advocates in the field of disability rights and to create fruitful discussion about the unique obstacles that confront persons with disabilities in Rwanda and worldwide.  By connecting academic and advocacy communities—and by attracting an audience that is new to the area of disability rights—we hope to inspire unique solutions and engaging debate about the next steps in addressing the social and economic barriers at focus in this event.

This symposium is open to scholars, practitioners and the public.

To register, please fill out the form http://calendars.fordham.edu/EventRegistration.aspx?Rid=3186&Iid=7448&Frm=