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In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, academic, policy and advocacy experts joined hosts Susanne Bruyère and Lisa Nishii Oct. 29, 2014 to discuss the state of employment for people with disabilities today, examine issues that need to be addressed to support full workplace inclusion of people with disabilities, and to share historical perspectives.
Moderators/Hosts: Susanne Bruyère, ILR School Associate Dean of Outreach, Director of the Employment and Disability Institute, and Professor of Disability Studies; and Lisa Nishii, Associate Professor of Human Resource Studies and Chair of ILR International Programs.
Additional insight provided by: Seth Harris, Distinguished Scholar, ILR Department of Labor Relations, Law and History, and former United States Deputy Secretary of Labor; Jennifer Sheehy, Deputy Assistant Secretary/ODEP, U.S. Department of Labor; Cynthia Collver, Vice Chair, National Industry Liaison Group; Patricia Shiu, Director of OFCCP, U.S. Department of Labor; and Judith Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, U.S. Department of State.
The ILR Online webcast series 2014-15 lineup will feature programs with a "past, present and future" theme, to align with Cornell University's 150th anniversary and the ILR School's 70th anniversary in 2015.