News & Events Archive

February 2016

Canaries in the Coal Mine: People with Disabilities and Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis

February 22 2016 / 3:39 pm

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September 2015

HPOD Open House with Keynote by Ambassador Luis Gallegos

September 17 2015 / 12:00 pm

The Harvard Law School Project on Disability presents
The Annual HPOD Open House

With Special Guest Speaker,…

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October 2013

HPOD Open House with Keynote by Justice Albie Sachs

October 17 2013 / 5:00 pm

HPOD’s Annual Open House will feature a keynote by Albie Sachs, formerly of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and opening remarks by Dean Martha Minow. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.

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September 2013

HPOD wins CRPD Voting Rights Victory

September 27 2013 / 9:00 am

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities issued a landmark decision on the voting rights of persons with intellectual disabilities.

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HPOD supports UNICEF Global Partnership

September 24 2013 / 9:00 am

HPOD will participate as a Member in the second round of UNICEF’s Global Partnership for Children with Disabilities. HPOD Executive Director Michael Stein will present remarks.

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HPOD supports European Independent Living

September 23 2013 / 1:14 pm

HPOD Executive Director Michael Stein will present remarks at a side-session convened during the High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development.

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October 2012

Disability and Development Conference Oslo

October 11 2012 / 9:00 am

In conjunction with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, HPOD is co-sponsoring an international conference on disability-inclusive development.

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September 2012

HPOD supports UNICEF launch

September 14 2012 / 3:00 pm

HPOD will participate as a Member in the launch of UNICEF’s Global Partnership for Children with Disabilities. HPOD Executive Director Michael Stein will present remarks.

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HPOD co-sponsors United Nations CRPD events

September 12 2012 / 9:00 am

HPOD will co-sponsor two side sessions at the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the first human rights treaty of the twenty first century.

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July 2012

HPOD Executive Director Featured in Boston Globe

July 16 2012 / 9:00 am

HPOD Executive Director Michael Stein was featured by the Boston Globe Magazine as one of twelve Bostonians Changing the World.

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October 2011

Fall Open House

October 04 2011 / 12:00 pm

HPOD welcomes you to our Fall Open House. Please join us and learn about our work in China, Bangladesh, the…

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June 2011

International Disability Law Summer School

June 06 2011 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

HPOD and the Centre for Disability Law and Policy are providing a six day international summer school program entitled The…

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HPOD Featured in HLS Bulletin

June 02 2011 / 12:00 pm

Two stories on HPOD are featured in the June 2011 Harvard Law School Bulletin. Able Lawyering: A Harvard…

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March 2011

Disability and Race

March 31 2011 / 4:00 pm

Please join us for a multidisciplinary panel discussion addressing issues at the intersection of disability and race ranging from education,…

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Disability and Africa

March 21 2011 / 12:00 pm

Please join us for a talk by former South African Human Rights Commissioner, current World Bank official, and internationally recognized…

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February 2011

Disability and Deafness

February 22 2011 / 12:00 pm

Please join us for a talk by Professor Susan Burch who directs the Center for the Comparative Study of Race…

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October 2010

Autism: Rights, Status, and Classification

October 14 2010 / 12:00 pm

Please join us for a multidisciplinary panel discussion addressing issues ranging from the new DSM classification, neuroscience, genetics, and disability…

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September 2010

Fall Open House

September 14 2010 / 4:00 pm

HPOD welcomes you to our Fall Open House. Please join us and learn about our work in China, Bangladesh, the…

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Human Rights Training for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

September 01 2010 / 4:30 pm

Learn about your human rights and the new international law that protects you. Get a copy of Change Your Life…

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July 2010

United States Celebrates ADA 20th Anniversary

July 20 2010 / 10:41 am

On Monday, July 26, President Barack Obama was joined by disability rights advocates at the White House in celebration of…

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June 2010

European Court of Human Rights Victory

June 22 2010 / 2:32 pm

On May 20, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that an absolute bar on voting rights applied to all…

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Bangladesh High Court Victory

June 19 2010 / 2:41 pm

On June 8 the Bangladesh High Court issued a rule nisi requiring the Bangladesh government to show why civil and…

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February 2010

Legal Capacity Conference

February 20 2010 / 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This one day conference on UN CRPD Article 12 will present a variety of perspectives on the scope and operation…

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November 2009

Observations on Autism in China and other Countries

November 18 2009 / 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Stephen M Shore, Assistant Professor of Special Education, Adelphi University, will present a lecture on Life on and slightly to…

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October 2009

Harvard China Fund Seminar

October 16 2009 / 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This seminar will showcase work in China by members of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability concerning legal issues,…

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Flame Concert - free admission

October 10 2009 / 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Flame, the world renowned band made up of people with developmental and physical disabilities, will perform a free concert.

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Quality of Life Study on Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families in China

October 09 2009 / 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Wang Mian, Assistant Professor, UC Santa Barbara will present a lecture on Quality of Life Study of Individuals with Intellectual…

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September 2009

Harvard Law School Project on Disability Fall Open House

September 09 2009 / 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

HPOD welcomes you to our Fall Open House. 
Samuel Bagenstos, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, United…

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HPOD co-sponsors United Nations CRPD MDG side session

September 03 2009 / 1:15 pm

On Thursday September 3, HPOD will co-sponsor a side event at the Second Conference of States Parties to the United…

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HPOD co-sponsors United Nations CRPD NHRI-DPO side session

September 02 2009 / 1:15 pm

On Wednesday September 2, HPOD will co-sponsor a side event at the Second Conference of States Parties to the United…

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July 2009

United States Signs CRPD

July 30 2009 / 3:00 pm

On Thursday, July 30, Ambassador Susan Rice signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD),…

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United States to Sign CRPD

July 24 2009 / 5:30 pm

On Friday, July 24, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the intention of the United States…

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Disability Civil Society Development in the Philippines

July 13 2009 / 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

HPOD will be conducting disability civil society development in Manila and Quezon City, Philippines, in partnership with the National Human…

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June 2009

2nd ABA National Conference on Employment of Lawyers with Disabilities

June 15 2009 / 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Professor Stein will participate in the Second ABA National Conference on The Employment of Lawyers with Disabilities, to be held…

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April 2009

Restoring America as a Human Rights Leader: Strategies for a New Way Forward

April 29 2009 / 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This meeting organized by Professor Julie Mertus at American University, will bring together policymakers and human rights specialists who are…

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Summer Disability Human Rights Projects

April 21 2009 / 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Harvard Law students who are interested in working on disability rights projects during the summer of 2009 in conjunction with…

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January 2009

Human Rights Training in Bangladesh.

January 16 2009 / 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

HPOD will be conducting disability human rights training and advocacy in Dhaka and Rajshahi Bangladesh with local partner Action in…

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November 2008

Program on Negotiation Fireside Chat: Negotiating Disability Human Rights

November 06 2008 / 4:00 pm

Please join Professor Michael Stein for a talk on negotiating disability human rights. Professor Michael Stein is the Executive Director…

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Autism in China

November 03 2008 / 12:00 pm

Helen McCabe, Assistant Professor of Education, Hobart and William Smith Colleges will speak on Autism in China. All are welcome…

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October 2008

Disability and Development in China and East Asia

October 10 2008 / 3:00 pm

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Senior Operations Officer, World Bank will speak on Disability and Development in China and East Asia. All are…

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September 2008

Working Conference on Developing Disability Civil Society through the Internet

September 26 2008 / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This meeting is an open, free ranging, and collaborative discussion on how disability civil society can, or should be supported…

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Human Rights Training for People with Intellectual Disabilities

September 16 2008 / 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about your human rights

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Harvard Project on Disability Fall Open House

September 12 2008 / 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Harvard Project on Disability welcomes you to our Fall Open House. 

Professor Gary N. Siperstein, Founder & Director,…

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Workshop on the Incorporation into Domestic Israeli Law of the CRPD

September 03 2008 / 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

The implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Israel and required changes in Israeli…

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August 2008

Conference on Monitoring and Implementing the CRPD in the Philippines.

August 05 2008 / 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

This conference brings together representatives from government and civil society to discuss the implementation and monitoring of the Convention on…

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