Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Events
The Elliott School's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council 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 the Diverse Perspectives in International Affairs series as well as the annual Inclusive Excellence Week.
Events also support the institution's larger commitment to diversity, including support of annual celebrations such as GW's Latinx Heritage Celebration, Native American Heritage Celebration, King Week, Black Heritage Celebration, South Asian Heritage Celebration, Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration and Pride Month. We invite you to share your upcoming events for cultural heritage celebrations to be included on our Elliott School calendar by submitting the form below.
Recordings of all past events can be found below in our school's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Youtube playlist. Event collaborations are both welcomed and encouraged.
Featured Past Events
Key Activities and Initiatives
- Elliott School's Community Building Committee hosted a gender sensitivity workshop for staff and faculty, led by GEIA Gender Expert Instructor Andrea Bertone on December 5, 2018
- The Elliott School became an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.
- Completed focus groups with students and faculty as a follow-up to the school climate survey.
- Hosted a gender sensitivity workshop for faculty and staff on December 5, 2018.
- Hosted unconscious bias training for faculty and staff on May 29 and June 12, 2019.
- Received approval to convert a single-gender restroom in the building to one that is gender-neutral.
- Partnered with Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Program and the Trachtenberg School to host Public Service Weekend. This program provides underrepresented students an opportunity to learn more about domestic and international public service careers as well as strategies for applying to graduate school. This summer, July 26-28, we hosted 50 students.
- Hosted and sponsored the Department of State’s Annual Historically Black College and Universities Foreign Policy Conference which included an Elliott School reception following the event.
- Designed a class session to discuss and explore student identities in the course, IAFF 1001-First Year Experience.
- Sponsored the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs' (APSIA) Diversity Programming.
- Worked with Public Affairs to develop and implement guidelines for planning inclusive events that will be integrated into Public Affairs’ Event Training and Training Guide, beginning Fall 2019
- Included a question on course evaluations related to diversity and inclusion
- East Asia National Resource Center partnered with District of Columbia Public Schools, Fairfax County Public Schools, and Montgomery County Public Schools for their summer teacher workshops by providing informational and curriculum development sessions.
- Developed the Elliott School of International Affairs' Diversity Statement
- Established the Elliott School of International Affairs Council on Diversity and Inclusion
- Appointed diversity officer
- Launched student, faculty, and staff climate surveys
- Launched America 2050 Fellowship
- Sponsored Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs' (APSIA) Diversity Programming
- Sponsored the Department of State's Annual HBCU Foreign Policy Conference
- Hosted Public Policy and International Affairs' (PPIA) Public Service Weekend June 15-17