We are very pleased to invite you to attend the next seminar in our on-going series on global disability research, jointly organised by the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre and the Centre for International Health and Development, and funded by UCL Futures.
Inclusive Development: the Australian experience
Speaker: The Hon Bob McMullan
The Hon Bob McMullan is the current Australian Executive Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He is a former Minister of the Australian Government, having held several portfolios over a twenty year career in the Australian Parliament.
Until early 2010 he was the Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance. He had previously served as the Minister for Trade, Arts and Administrative Services.
During 2010-11 Mr McMullan was the Special Envoy of the Australian Government to a number of African countries, and is an Adjunct Professor in the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University. He was also a member of the High-level Advisory Group of the United Nations Secretary-General on Climate Change Financing, which reported in late 2010.
In this seminar, Mr McMullan will talk about his experience working in International Development at government level. As an Australian politician working on policy and the international level, he will share his insights into how disability policy and advocacy can be integrated into overarching development goals, and how the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities can be an effective tool in creating and furthering dialogue.
The seminar will take place on the 19th January 2012 from 5pm-7pm and will be followed by a drinks reception.
Wilkins Old Refectory
University College London
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UCL Global Disability Research Group
The UCL Global Disability Research Group focuses on disability research in the areas of global health and international development. It is comprised of faculty members and students from the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre and the Institute for Global Health, which is based in the Institute of Child Health.
The research group is a partner of UCL's current Grand Challenge of Global Health initiative, and has strong interdisciplinary links with departments throughout UCL, as well as strong ties to researchers working on disability issues worldwide.