Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

GSPIA embraces the diversity of all members of our community, including those related to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disabilities, age, religion, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, geographic region, nationality, migrant/immigrant/refugee status, and veteran status. Our commitment to creating a more equitable and inclusive society starts with unwavering support for freedom of expression and by promoting an environment where robust and civil debate thrives.

Our Commitment to Diversity
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Diversity Strategic Plan

The school’s strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion serves as an over-arching guide across major functions and activities. This includes engaging on diversity issues with key stakeholders, including our Board of Visitors, employers, and our extensive alumni network. Priorities for implementation are set annually.

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Inclusive Curriculum Plan

GSPIA’s inclusive curriculum plan aims to ensure a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community where all can thrive. We believe in fostering world-class future leaders, recruiting diverse faculty, students, and staff, and furthering our standards for excellence in research, education, and engagement.

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Diversity-focused Organizations

GSPIA's diversity-focused organizations are welcoming environments where work on diversity, social justice, equity, and inclusiveness lay the foundation for lasting change. These important initiatives promote a multicultural perspective and forge a positive community connection.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

  • Michael Kenney – Faculty, Co-Chair
  • Natasha Williams – Staff, Co-Chair
  • Lisa Alfredson – Faculty
  • Muge Finkel – Faculty
  • Shanti Gamper-Rabindran – Faculty
  • Daniel Jones – Faculty
  • Ilia Murtzashvili – Faculty
  • Diane Cohen – Staff
  • Doreen Hernandez – Staff
  • Krista Lardieri – Staff
  • Anisha Mallik – Student
  • Uchenna Mbawuike – Student
  • Katrina Lenhart – Student