Corporate Culture and Disability Symposium

A Blue Ribbon Panel Meeting Hosted by Merrill Lynch &
Co-Sponsored by Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Workforce Investment and Employment Policy for Persons with Disabilities at the Law, Health Policy & Disability Center University of Iowa College of Law

Monday, June 9, 2003

Moderator’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Welcome from Charles Hammerman, Merrill Lynch.
Opening remarks by Moderator, Peter Blanck, Kierscht Professor of Law, Director, Law, Health Policy & Disability Center, University of Iowa, Principal Investigator, RRTC Workforce Investment & Employment Policy.

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Opening Remarks from Terry Kassel, Merrill Lynch, Senior Vice President, Human Resources


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Improving the Lives of People with Disabilities:

President Bush’s “New Freedom Initiative," Employment and Economic Independence”
Robert Pasternack, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services.

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Further comments by Hammerman and Pasternack.


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Civil Rights, Corporate Culture and Disability

Ralph Boyd, Jr., Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division.
Robert Driscoll, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division.

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Corporate Culture, Disability and Market Opportunity

Lisa Schur, Assistant Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, Rutgers University.
Douglas Kruse, Professor of Human Resource Management, Rutgers University, and Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research.
Andrew Imparato, President & CEO, American Association of People with Disabilities.

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SSA Policy, Research, and Disability Initiatives

Martin Gerry, Deputy Commissioner, Disability and Income Security Programs, Social Security Administration.

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Corporate Culture, Disability, and Employment

Sandra Spataro, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale School of Management.
Patricia Morrissey, Commissioner, Administration on Developmental Disabilities/Administration on Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Luncheon Address

Moderator, Peter Blanck.
Remarks and Introduction, Ann Diver, Merrill Lynch, First Vice President, Global Private Client Services.
Luncheon Address, Paul Steven Miller, Commissioner Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – “Corporate Culture and Disability”.

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Dialogue on Disability Research and Policy – Researchers and Interested Others

Research methods on corporate culture – Sandra Spataro.

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Dialogue on Disability Research and Policy – Human resources practices

Doug Kruse and Lisa Schur.

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Dialogue on Disability Research and Policy – Comments from Boyd, Pasternack & Gerry.


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Dialogue on Disability Research and Policy – Comments from Ann Diver & Bobby Silverstein.

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Summation & Recommendations for Future Research

Michael Morris, Associate Director, Law, Health Policy & Disability Center, University of Iowa.
Peter Blanck, Kierscht Professor of Law, Director, Law, Health Policy & Disability Center, University of Iowa, Principal Investigator, RRTC Workforce Investment & Employment Policy.

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Symposium Overview (.doc)
Symposium Agenda (.doc)

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  1. Moderator’s Welcome (13 min)
  2. Opening Remarks (7 min)
  3. Improving the Lives of People with Disabilities (36 min)
  4. Introductions by Attendees (5 min)
  5. Further comments by Hammerman and Pasternack (13 min)
  6. Civil Rights, Corporate Culture and Disability (37 min)
  7. Corporate Culture, Disability and Market Opportunity (30 min)
  8. SSA Policy, Research, and Disability Initiatives (32 min)
  9. Corporate Culture, Disability, and Employment (22 min)
  10. Luncheon Address: Corporate Culture and Disability (46 min)
  11. Research methods on corporate culture (20 min)
  12. Human resources practices (24 min)
  13. Comments from Boyd, Pasternack & Gerry (23 min)
  14. Comments from Ann Diver & Bobby Silverstein (8 min)
  15. Summation & Recommendations for Future Research (14 min)