Celebration at U.S. International Council on Disabilities' Gala Reception
December 3, 2014
Published by U.S. International Council on Disabilities
On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, the Eve of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities hosted our gala at the U.S. Institute of Peace, honoring Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), a life-long disability rights champion. Senator Harkin is retiring from the U.S. Congress after 40 years of service. Senator Tom Harkin is the leading advocate for disability rights in Congress.
Professor Gerard Quinn, Director of the Centre for Disability Law & Policy National University of Ireland (Galway) will be awarded for his global advocacy of the rights of persons with disabilities. Professor Quinn has served in prominent positions representing human rights as well as elder and disability rights with the Council of Europe, European Union, Irish Human Rights Commission, U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, and many other bodies. USICD is honoring Professor Quinn for his outstanding global work in the field of persons with disabilities.
Left to right: Derrick Cogburn, School of International Services, BBI's Peter Blanck &
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Left to right: USICD President, Pat Morrissey, and BBI's Janet Lord
Left to right: USICD ED, David Morrissey, and Janet Lord
Left to right: Former USICD President, Marca Bristo, and Janet Lord
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