Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


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This annual virtual conference, hosted by George Washington University's (GW) Elliott School of International Affairs, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, and GW Law, offers opportunities for you to learn from and network with leading scholars and policy experts in the field of domestic and international affairs. Through this interactive program, students outside of the George Washington community work in small teams to develop policy recommendations and further explore careers in public policy and international affairs.

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Inclusive Excellence Week is an intentional conference of events centered around advancing understandings of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Elliott School. Each year, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) convenes a committee to determine a theme and organize programming, panels, workshots, and community spaces focused on inclusive excellence. 

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The Elliott School's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council (DEIC) organizes events that examine current and historical issues and topics in the Elliott School community, primarily those which examine the intersection of diversity, equity, inclusion, and international affairs. This includes events that support the institution's larger commitment to diversity and support of annual cultural heritage celebrations.

Finding Community At Elliott

Elliott School students are service-oriented, civically-engaged, and internationally–minded. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, the Elliott School provides a myriad of ways for students to find community through student organizations. Student-lead organizations offer space for individuals of similar backgrounds, identities, interests, and studies to come together and build connections. Explore Elliott School’s identity-based organizations below and view the full list of student organizations here.

As a city school, Elliott encourages students to explore organizations within the Washington, D.C., area to find community and expand personal connections. See a collection of affinity organizations in the DMV below.

Elliott Launches Fund to Increase Access and Promote Equity

An innovative initiative at the Elliott School provides significant new resources for students, advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in international affairs education by increasing access for students with financial need. 

The initiative, the Elliott Equity Fund, is in line with GW University’s commitment to excellence and affordability. The fund, which the school will grow through philanthropic contributions, will help foster an inclusive academic environment, further efforts to diversify the student body, and ensure that students can reach their full potential.



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At George Washington University, we believe that diversity and inclusion are crucial to an educational institution's pursuit of excellence in learning, research, and service. We strive to build a community of respect for all community members. Acts of bias, hate, or discrimination are anathema to the university’s commitment to educating citizen leaders equipped to thrive and to serve in our increasingly diverse and global society.

If the incident is an emergency or medical attention is required call 911 immediately or report it directly to the George Washington University Police Department at 202-994-6111.



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Our Team:

Lakeisha R. Harrison (She/Her/Hers)
Assistant Dean for Student Services, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Professorial Lecturer

Lou MacAfee (They/Them/Theirs)
Program Associate

Sebastián Reyes (He/Him/His)
Operations Lead, Elliott School Student Services, LEAP Initiative, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion