Annual Arthur Lewis Lecture 2022
"Disability rights: a global phenomenon?" - Sir Tom Shakespeare
In this talk, Tom will offer us an overview of the disability movement, in Britain, America and across the world, and talk about his experience of disability and development research. Is the idea of disability rights something which activists in the Global North have imposed on the Global South? Or is this a genuinely global movement, free of cultural imperialism? What are the limitations of a rights discourse? Is it time for a new approach, based on African ideas?
The talk will be followed by a Q&A and drinks reception.
Role: Professor of Disability Research
Organisation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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