Peter Blanck presents Keynote at AHEAD Japan 1st Annual Conference

June 20, 2015

On June 20, Peter Blanck presented the keynote Legal system and surrounding issues for disability student services in the United States at the Association on Higher Education and Disabilities (AHEAD) Japan 1st Annual Conference

Nagase Osamu & Peter Blanck - Japan, Council member and Regional Representative for Asia-Pacific
Mr. Osamu Nagase (Japan Disability Forum, and Inclusion Japan) 
Peter Blanck, Chairman - Burton Blatt Insitute at Syracuse University

AHEAD Conference participants
Left to Right: Professor Akihiko Matsui, Tokyo University Faculty
Professor Peter Blanck, Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University
Professor Jun Ishikawa, Tokyo University Research Faculty
Professor Takeo Kondo, Tokyo University Faculty

Joint hosting:

  • Akihiko Matsui, The University of Tokyo
    Representative of REASE(Research on Economy And Social Exclusion)
  • Jun Ishikawa, University of Shizuoka
    Director of Center for Global Studies, Graduate School of International Relations, University of Shizuoka
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Agenda

Day1 (June, 19th) Pre-Conference

10:30-12:45 @ENEOS Hall
SEMINAR “Developing college-wide system for providing reasonable accommodation for students with disabilities”

  • Guidelines for public and private higher educational institutions (HEI)

12:45-14:00 Lunch

14:00-17:00 @ENEOS Hall
Corporate member session: “Sharing issues for constructing college-wide system and preparing next year’s enforcement of the anti-discrimination law among HEIs”

  • Public HEI section meeging
  • Private HEI section meeting

17:30-19:30 @Building AN 1F
Reception

Day2 (June, 20th) Main-Conference

09:00-09:40 @ENEOS Hall
Opening Speech
Current status and future plan of AHEAD-Japan

10:00-11:30 @ENEOS Hall
Keynote: Legal system and surrounding issues for disability student services in the United States (tentative).
Speaker: Professor Peter Blanck, Syracuse University.

Joint hosting:

  • Akihiko Matsui, The University of Tokyo
    Representative of REASE(Research on Economy And Social Exclusion)
  • Jun Ishikawa, University of Shizuoka
    Director of Center for Global Studies, Graduate School of International Relations, University of Shizuoka

12:00- @Building4, 2nd Floor
Posters will be opened to the public.

13:00-14:30 @ENEOS Hall
Government session “Current status and future plan of the anti-discrimination law and provision of reasonable accommodation”
Moderator: secretariat of AHEAD-Japan
Guest: Masami Watanabe (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
Masami Kato (Cabinet Office)
Hisashi Matsunaga (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)

15:00-17:00 @Building4, 2nd Floor
Poster session / Exhibition