Disability Rights are Human Rights: Global Perspectives

Join us for pizza and conversation!

Professor Stephen Kuusisto, Director of The Renée Crown University Honors Program and Mirjahon Turdiyev, a Hubert H. Humphrey Visiting Scholar from Uzbekistan, will be discussing the triumphs and problems faced by disabled citizens around the world. This will be an informal give and take session open to anyone who has an interest in human rights, hosted by two globally recognized disability advocates.   Mirjahon Turdiyev is visiting the Maxwell School this year, studying partnerships between academia and disability organizations.

When and Where:

Thursday, April 9 @ 3:30 PM
Honors Program Suite
306 Bowne Hall

More about Mirjahon Turdiyev from The Maxwell School:

Mirjahon TurdiyevHe joins the Maxwell School from Uzbekistan. Previously, he was the Consultant on Disability Affairs for the Japan International Cooperation Agency. While holding this position, he consulted Japanese experts on disability affairs in developing strategy and worked on collaborative projects encouraging action towards disability inclusive policy.  Prior to joining the Humphrey Fellowship Program, Mr. Turdiyev served as a Consultant on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for UNDP Uzbekistan where he most recently acted as the focal person between the UN in Uzbekistan and the Disabled People’s Organizations (DPO) in order to strengthen the collaboration between the two.  During his Fellowship, he wants to learn about the role of partnerships between academics and disability organizations, as well as advocacy and inclusion of the disabled in policy development.  Mr. Turdiyev holds a Bachelor’s degree in English-Philology from Karshi State University in Uzbekistan.

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