BBI’s Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach co-hosts Dislocation, Disability and Domestic Policy: Transnational DPOs in the NGO World

February 8, 2019

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When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Add to calendar

Where: 341 Eggers Hall


In this talk, three civil society members of Disabled People’s Organizations (DPO) will discuss the role of these organizations in their country contexts. The panelists will offer their perspectives on both domestic and international disability frames and policies, in addition to the obstacles of representation and inclusion within mainstream platforms of civil society.


Nataliya Kolesova
Nataliya Kolesova is the director of the Association of the Disabled in Ukraine and a member of the Ukraine National Paralympic Wheelchair Dance Team. She is also pursuing a M.S. degree on Teaching and Curriculum in the School of Education.

Jason P. Harris
Jason P. Harris is the founder of the non-profit organization Jason’s Connection, which promotes inclusion and equality for individuals with disabilities, mental health and diverse abilities and needs. He serves as a Reseach associate at the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI).

Xuehong Wang
Xuehong Wang has worked with many DPOs in China, the U.S., Ireland, Germany and Malaysia. From 2015-2018, Xuehong worked for the Handicap International Federation Beijing Office. She is studying international human rights law and disability in the College of Law.


Mirjakhon Turdiev, PhD student at School of Education, Syracuse University

Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) will be provided.

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Sponsored by the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs and the Burton Blatt Institute’s Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach.

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About the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach
The Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach will create and advance interdisciplinary, intersectional educational programs, research and pedagogy focused on disability justice, identities, cultures and studies. The office will also engage with a wide array of University constituents to interface, network and collaborate with local, regional, national and global partners, and pursue development and advancement opportunities that underscore, celebrate and enhance the rich and nuanced experiences of disabled people. Disabled students, faculty, staff and alumni—including the significant experience and contributions of veterans—will be at the heart of this initiative.

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, New York City, Washington, D.C., Lexington, KY, and Atlanta, GA. 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: