IASSIDD & DSIN Webinar 'New Eugenics & COVID-19'


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IASSIDD will host together with Disability Studies in the Netherlands - local host of the IASSIDD congress 2021 in Amsterdam - the

Webinar & preview 6th IASSIDD Europe Congres 'New Eugenics & COVID-19'

02:00 - 04:00 pm Amsterdam time (check your timezone)

This webinar will be held in English 

We're delighted to have keynote speaker em. prof. dr. Hans Reinders giving a presentation: Eugenics ‘Old’ and ‘New’ in which he'll note a difference and a similarity between the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ eugenics. In this talk he will look at the basic philosophy of his international project looking at medical practices aiming at the termination of disability, practices like genetic screening and testing, among others. Examples will be discussed of what separates us from and what connects us with the eugenic movement in the late 19th century, in which we will also look at the current COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Keynote Eugenics 'Old' and 'New' by em. prof. dr. Hans Reinders
  • Three reflections on the keynote by: Drs. Jacqueline Kool, Fionn & Jonathan Angus, Prof. Tim Stainton
  • Musical Intermezzo by United By Music
  • Q&A chat session with the audience

6th IASSIDD Europe congress

The 6th IASSIDD European congress will be held in Amsterdam, July 5th - July 8th 2021. Call for abstract opens 1st of September 2020! More news about the congress to be announced soon!

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IASSIDD will host together with Disability Studies in the Netherlands - local host of the IASSIDD congress 2021 in Amsterdam


Keynote speaker Hans Reinders, em. Professor of Ethics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Professor Hans Reinders has been working in the field of intellectual disability for more than 25 years, and has published widely on a variety of topics concerning the lives of people with disabilities and their

Co-speakers Drs. Jacqueline Kool, co-initiator of and works as ambassador for Disability Studies in the Netherlands. Besides that she is a writer, consultant and researcher in the area of belonging and representation of people with disabilities.

Co-speakers Fionnathan (Fionn & Jonathan Angus), a son and father social enterprise from Ireland, who show that Down syndrome is no hindrance to achieving dreams. Citizen Network Ambassadors, they have worked with communities in fourteen countries. 

Co-speaker Prof. Tim Stainton, PhD School of Social Work, director Canadian Institute for Inclusion and Citizenship, University of British Columbia.

Intermezzo United by Music, supports talented people with intellectual disabilities and gives them the chance to perform blues and swing music on stage with a live band for a general public.

Moderator Dr. Alice Schippers, Vice president IASSIDD for Europe, director and senior researcher Disability Studies in the Netherlands.


The webinar language is English. Interpreting service is available in International Sign Language /Dutch Sign Language and speech to text writers / captioning service in English. Dutch participants who'll find it difficult to understand English, can make use of a translator. Please let us know if you want to make use of an interpreter: admin@iassidd.org