Leaders of top U.S. graduate programs of global affairs, including Jackson School Director Reşat Kasaba, are joining together in a call to action for increased focus on diversity and inclusion in international affairs education.
The initiative, led by the University Leadership Council on Diversity and Inclusion in International Affairs was announced on July 12, 2019, with the release of recommendations and signatories to update graduate education and better prepare graduates to navigate today’s increasingly heterogenous world.
The statement was launched in conjunction with Georgetown University Institute for Women, Peace, and Security’s “Bridging Theory and Practice” Conference on Fostering Attention to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in International Affairs. The call to action welcomes additional sign-on from deans, directors, professors and scholars in global affairs education in the U.S. and around the world.
The University Leadership Council on Diversity and Inclusion in International Affairs, established in November 2018, is comprised of academic administrators from 17 schools.