Wednesday, February 1, 2006
Judith E. Heumann, World Bank adviser on disability and development, will be the featured speaker at The Thornburgh Family Lecture Series in Disability Law and Policy in the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Her talk, Including the Voices of Disabled People in the International Development Agenda, will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9. A question-and-answer session will follow the lecture.
An internationally recognized expert on disability and diversity issues, Heumann was appointed as the World Bank's first adviser on disability and development in June 2002. She leads the World Bank's disability work that integrates the needs of people with disabilities in the bank's discussions with client countries; its country-based analytical work; and its support for policies, programs, and projects to improve economic and social life around the globe.