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Accessibility & Art-Making:

A Talk on Inclusivity in the Arts in Partnership with Harvard Dance Center

HARVARD DANCE CENTER CIVIC SERIES ACCESSIBILITY & ART-MAKING:  A TALK ON INCLUSIVITY IN THE ARTS Join us for a brown bag lunch discussion in partnership with the Harvard Law School Project on Disability and Harvard Dance Center. We'll be joined by visiting artists Heidi Latsky and Tiffany Geigel; Profess…

Disability and Citizenship: Global and Local Perspectives

Professor Michael Stein at Radcliffe Conference on Disability

This conference will explore the ways in which contemporary notions of disability are linked to concepts of citizenship and belonging. Leaders in advocacy, education, medicine, and politics will consider how ideas of community at the local, national, and international levels affect the understanding of and policies related to disability—and h…

A Conversation With the General Counsel of Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chris Clay

Presented by the Veterans Legal Clinic, Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School.

A Conversation With the General Counsel of Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chris Clay Tues., October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in WCC 2036 Milstein East A (lunch provided) Please join us for a conversation with Chris Clay, General Counsel of Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Founded in 1921, DAV is a congressionally chartered nonprofit organization…

HPOD’s Open House in honor of Special Olympics at 50

Save the Date!

The Harvard Law School Project on Disability Open House With Special Guest Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D. Chairman, Special Olympics International And Melissa Joy Reilly,  Athlete, Board Member Special Olympics, Massachusetts   In Celebration of The Special Olympics 50th Anniversary   Monday, September 17, 2018 12 P.M. Austin Hall…

5th Annual Award for the Betterment of Humanity to Special Olympics

HPOD Celebrate 50 year of Special Olympics

The Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD) will bestow its fifth annual HPOD Award for the Betterment of Humanity to Special Olympics on the occasion of Special Olympics’ 50th anniversary, with special guests Special Olympics International Board Chairman Dr. Timothy Shriver and Melissa Joy Reilly, Special Olympics Global Messenger an…

2018 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference: Beyond Disadvantage: Disability, Law, and Bioethics

June 1, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC (2036) Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

"Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment." Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., School Bd. of Nassau, Fl. v. Arline, 480 U.S. 273 (1987). The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, a…

Reunion Talk Class of 1988: The Role of Lawyers in Serving Community, Nation, and World [in Turbulent Times]

Class of 1988: The Role of Lawyers in Serving Community, Nation, and World [in Turbulent Times] Moderator: Julie Chiu ’88, Owner, Julie Chiu & Associates Panelists: Jonas Bergstein LL.M. ’88, Partner, Bergstein Abogados Luc Frieden LL.M. ’88, Partner, Elvinger Hoss; Former Luxembourg Minister of Justice and Finance Michael S…

HLS 200th - Enabling the World Through Disability Rights

The Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD) works to integrate theory and practice, with our scholarly work informing our applied endeavors and vice versa. Established in 2004 to assist in the drafting of the landmark United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), HPOD has worked in more than 40 nations across …

Co-sponsored screening of Off the Rails

Off the Rails - a documentary at the Brattle Theatre.

Thurs. March 29, 7:00 pm at the Brattle Theatre Off the Rails The remarkable true story of Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger’s syndrome, whose love of transit has landed him in jail 32 times for impersonating New York City bus drivers and subway conductors. Although Darius has never damaged any property or hurt anyone, he remains impriso…

Considering Empowerment - Stories of Self-Advocacy from South Africa

Lunchtime Talk with Jean Elphick

Please join us for the Harvard Law School Project on Disability Lunchtime Talk with Jean Elphick, General Manager Afrika Tikkun Empowerment Programme at Afrika Tikkun Light fare will be served. Jean Elphick Over the past 10 years I have developed a career in which the pursuit of equality and justice for marginalised young people is central. My …

Disability Law and Perceptions of Fakery: An Empirical Approach

Lunchtime Talk with Doron Dorfman

Harvard Law School Project on Disability Lunchtime Talk delivered by Doron Dorfman, Haifa University Co-president, Stanford Program in Law and Society Gerald J. Lieberman Fellow, Stanford Law School Light fare will be served. Questions? hpod@law.harvard.edu

From Glory to Degradation: Disability from the Civil War to the Age of Eugenics

Lunchtime Talk with Ari Ne'eman

Please join us for the Lunchtime Talk with Ari Ne'eman Co-founder, Autistic Self-Advocacy Network Questions? hpod@law.harvard.edu Light fare will be served.

HLS Library Book Talk: Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology

Harvard Law School Library discussion panel on the book, Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology (Jonathan Lazar & Michael Ashley Stein eds., Univ. Pa. Press, June 26, 2017). Michael Ashley Stein is Visiting Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability. Jonathan Lazar is Professor of Compu…

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

The Harvard Law School Project on Disability & The Petrie Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics present Canaries in the Coal Mine: People with Disabilities and Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis, delivered by Tom Shakespeare, Senior Lecturer at Norwich Medical School, the University of East Anglia

HPOD Open House with Keynote by Ambassador Luis Gallegos

The Harvard Law School Project on Disability presents The Annual HPOD Open House With Special Guest Speaker, Ambassador Luis Gallegos Chair, UNCRPD Ad Hoc Committee Formerly, Ambassador of Ecuador to the UN and the US Introduced by Professor Michael Stein Meet the HPOD team and hear about our work Non-Pizza lunch will be served Co-sponsored by…

HPOD Open House with Keynote by Justice Albie Sachs

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.

The Harvard Law School Project on Disability presents The Annual HPOD Open House With Special Guest Speaker, Justice Albie Sachs Constitutional Court of South Africa Human Rights Activist Introduced by Dean Martha Minow Meet the HPOD team and hear about our work Light refreshments will be served Co-sponsored by International Legal Studies This…

Disability and Development Conference Oslo

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

In conjunction with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, HPOD is co-sponsoring an international conference on disability-inclusive development. Organizations for Persons with Disabilities will present case studies about their work in the developing world aimed at ensuring the inclusion of persons with disabilities in development aid and humanitar…