Book Talk: Visiting Professor Michael Ashley Stein, Disability and Equity at Work, Wednesday, November 5 at noon

The Harvard Law School Library staff invites you to attend a book talk and panel discussion in celebration of Visiting Professor Michael Ashley Stein’s recently published book with co-editors Jody Heymann and Gonzalo Moreno, Disability and Equity at Work  (2014, Oxford University Press).

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 12:00 noon.
Harvard Law School, Langdell Caspersen Room. (Directions).
Sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library.
Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.

Visiting Professor Michael Stein holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University.  He is co-founder and Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, as well as Professor at William & Mary Law School.  An internationally acclaimed expert on disability law and policy, Stein participated in the drafting of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, works with disabled persons organizations around the world, actively consults with international governments on their disability laws and policies, and advises a number of United Nations bodies.

Michael Stein Poster

“Despite international and national guarantees of equal rights, there remains a great deal to be done to achieve global employment equality for individuals with disabilities. In OECD countries, the employment rate of persons with disabilities was just over 40%, compared to 75% for persons without a disability; in many low- and middle-income countries, the employment rates are even lower.

There are numerous reasons why persons with disabilities fare poorly in the labor market; Disability and Equity at Work is the first book to document what can be done to improve this imbalance.  Chapters in this volume address all relevant facets of this topic and include:
· Extensive examination of the factors contributing to inequitable access to work among persons with disability
· Analysis of the economic benefits of increasing employment equity
· Successful employment strategies at every stage of a worker’s career
· Evidence-based recommendations and in-depth case studies of innovative policies and programs around the world.” — Oxford University Press

Book talk panelists include:

Elizabeth Bartholet



Professor Elizabeth Bartholet, Morris Wasserstein Public Interest Professor of Law
and Faculty Director, Child Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School;

Martha Field



Professor Martha Field, Langdell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School;


Elizabeth Emmens



Visiting Professor Elizabeth Emens, Robert Braucher Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.


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