BBI Senior International Fellow Montserrat Perena Vicente visits BBI in April to explore research on supported decision-making in Spain

04/12/18

Montserrat Perene-Vicente (front left) with husband Hugo (second left) and Dr. Blanck (front right) and BBI staff

Montserrat Pereña-Vicente (front left) with husband Hugo (second left), Dr. Blanck (front right) and BBI staff at welcome luncheon.

In early April, Montserrat Pereña Vicente, Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) Senior International Fellow, will be visiting BBI and attending events in Syracuse, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Providence.

Professor Pereña is a professor of law and senior researcher at King Juan Carlos University in Madrid, Spain. She is also the Director of Research Project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the European Union entitled “Empowering People With Disabilities”. Her work primarily focuses on promoting legislative measures and the best practices that guarantee the preferences and will of each individual will be taken into account in all circumstances.

According to Professor Pereña, during her visit she will “explore the possibility of completing empirical research on supported decision-making in Spain”.

Professor Pereña will begin her visit in Syracuse and then to New York City to attend a lecture before heading to Los Angeles. In LA she will participate in the Saks Institute Spring Symposium at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. She will continue on to Boston and attend meetings at Harvard University and will conclude her visit at Brown University.

About the Burton Blatt Institute

BBI reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities, with offices in Syracuse, NY, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Georgia. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, a pioneering disability rights scholar, to better the lives of people with disabilities. For more information about BBI, visit: http://bbi.syr.edu.