Professor Lynn Rose Delivers Seminars on Universal Design for Learning in Iraq and Saudi Arabia
Dr. Lynn Rose, Professor in the Social Sciences Department at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS), delivered two international virtual seminars on Universal Design for Learning during the month of April for participants in Saudi Arabia and Iraq. On April 1, 2023, she presented a seminar (via Zoom) for students, faculty, and administration at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. This workshop was at the invitation of the University’s Cognitive Science Research Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. On April 8, 2023, she presented “Universal Design in the Context of Disability Studies,” the first in a series of virtual seminars organized by MegaMind Plus Academy for Education Training and Consultancy, based in Erbil. The seminar, at the invitation of Dr. Himdad Muhammad of Salahaddin University, was attended by participants from universities throughout Kurdistan, Iraq, and India. Dr. Lynn emphasizes the role of disability activism in Universal Design for Learning, which, she says, “Emerged from the rich history of disability justice and disability rights. Simple and sensible ideas can help us build a better educational system and a better world.” Dr. Lynn joined AUIS in 2016 and has offered courses in disability studies since the spring semester of 2022.