Thornburgh Family Lecture 2006: Judith Heumann


Presented by: Judith Heumann

Judith Heumann was appointed as the World Bank’s first Adviser on Disability and Development in June 2002. She is an internationally recognized expert on disability and diversity issues who has traveled widely among the countries of the world.

Heumann leads the Bank’s disability work that integrates the needs ofpeople with disabilities in the Bank’s discussion with client countries, itscountry-based analytical work and its support for policies, programs and projects to improve economic and social life around the globe. Heumann, a lifetime human rights advocate,has been the recipient of many awards including two honorary doctorates and the first Henry B. Betts Award.