Does the ADA give the US moral legitimacy as a global disability rights leader?: The view from Russia and Ukraine
Human Rights play an important role in US-Russia relations. Rarely, however, are disability rights included in discussions of human rights in Russia and Eastern Europe. What are the key issues facing people with disabilities in the region today?
Human Rights play an important role in US-Russia relations. Rarely, however, are disability rights included in discussions of human rights in Russia and Eastern Europe. What are the key issues facing people with disabilities in the region today? How are recent geopolitical events affecting transnational disability justice issues? This panel brought together researchers and advocates with extensive on-the-ground experience in Russia, Ukraine, and other states in the region to address disability justice issues from abuse and confinement in institutions, to inclusive education, to accessibility in public space, to advocacy and popular representations. The panel also put this discussion into a broader perspective focusing on relevant international and U.S. disability rights legislation.
This event coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In the current geopolitical climate, what can US advocates and allies offer to disability activists in the region?
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Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange. Read more