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Professor Michael Stein Addresses U.N. Security Council

The Impact of Armed Conflict on Persons with Disabilities

On Monday, December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Professor Michael Stein of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability addressed the United Nations Security Council on the situation of persons with disabilities in armed conflict. The objective of the meeting was to recognize the disproportionate impact of armed conflict…

2018 International Day of Persons with Disabilities

“Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”

The Harvard Law School Project on Disabilties commemorates the 2018 United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) today. Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been observed every December 3rd around the world. The theme of this year's ISPD is “Em…

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…

Open House Honoring Special Olympics Resounding Success

Dr. Timothy Shriver and Melissa Joy Reilly receive HPOD Award on behalf of Special Olympics

Over 100 students, faculty and advocates gathered in Austin 101 midday on September 17th to watch as HPOD Faculty Director, Professor William P. Alford and Executive Director Professor Michael A. Stein award Special Olympics the annual Harvard Law School Project on Disability Award for Creative Contributions to Human Betterment.   Receiving …

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…

For Immediate Release: 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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 31, 2018 CONTACT: Juliet Bowler | jbowler@law.harvard.edu | 617-495-3142     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.   FREE AND OPEN T…

Disability Law and Perceptions of Fakery: The Need to Restore Public Trust in Rights

A blog post by Doron Dorfman

Doron Dorfman is the Gerald J. Lieberman Fellow | Lecturer, Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Stanford University; JSD Candidate, Stanford Law School We all frequently encounter disability rights and accommodations created by progressive legislation intended to allow Americans with disabilities to take an active part in…

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…

Considering Empowerment: Stories of Self-Advocacy from South Africa

Dr. Jean Elphick speaks at HPOD

A group of determined mothers tirelessly campaign for their children’s rights to free, inclusive education. Children from a school for learners with educational support needs become the leaders in a peer education movement to teach young people about human rights. Using posters and colour, children raise their voices to break the ‘consp…

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 …

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…

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