Diversity and Inclusion

GSPIA Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As a school devoted to public service and to the values of liberty, equality, and justice, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs is committed to helping realize the vision of a more equitable and inclusive society. We embrace the diversity of experience of all members of our community, including those arising from differences of race, gender and gender identity, ethnicity, abilities/disabilities, age, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, geographic region, migrant/immigrant/refugee status, and veteran status. Our goal is a diverse, cosmopolitan community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

With this goal in mind, GSPIA will continually strive to increase the diversity of our faculty and staff; to recruit a more diverse student body, including from all regions of the United States and from around the world; to educate members of our community about the value of diversity and inclusiveness in public and international affairs; and to make all feel welcome. Our commitment includes unwavering support for freedom of expression and an environment where robust and civil debate thrives.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

  • Ilia Murtazashvili, chair (spring)

  • Nuno Themudo, chair (fall)

  • George Dougherty

  • Marcela Gonzalez Rivas (spring)

  • Sera Linardi (fall)

  • Erica Owen

  • Natasha Williams

  • Michael Rizzi