Disability Policy in Japan and the U.S. - Roundtable Discussion

Monday, March 18, 2013
9:30 am - 5:00 pm 
lunch 12:30 - 1:30 pm
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
9:00 am - 11:30 am
 

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Increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities is a crucial challenge for policymakers and lawyers. Cross-cultural dialogue helps nations evaluate the successes and limitiations of their own policies, as well as learn from each other in developing more comprehensive and effective policies in the future.

"Disability Policy in Japan and the United States," aims to bring together disability scholars, advocates, and policymakers from these countries for a two-day roundtable conference, hosted by Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.  Following this conference, a second, similar conference will take place in Tokyo, Japan at Waseda University.

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and Loyola Law School have generously provided support for this conference.

Panelists

Peter Blanck, Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute; University Professor, Syracuse University

Claudia Center, Senior Staff Attorney, Director, Disability Rights Program, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center

Satoshi Hasegawa, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Sensyu University, Tokyo

Tamako Hasegawa, Associate Professor, Fukushima University, Japan

Katharina Heyer, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Hawaii

Andrew Imparato, Senior Counsel and Disability Policy Director, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate

Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy, United States Department of Labor

Jun Nakagawa, Professor, Department of Social Policy, Faculty of Social Welfare, Hokusei Gaukuen University, Japan

Lawrence Paradis, Executive Director, Disability Rights Advocates

Hiroyo Tokoro, Associate Professor, Niigata Seiryo University, Japan

Michael Waterstone, Associate Dean for Research and Academic Centers & J. Howard Ziemann Fellow and Professor of Law, Loyola Law School