The Council on Diversity and Inclusion organizes events that examine current issues and concerns in the Elliott School community. The council has previously co-sponsored events in recognition of celebrations such as GW's Latinx Heritage Celebration, Pride Month, and Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration. Recordings of several past events can be found below.
Wellbeing for the People
As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Elliott School's Office of Diversity and Inclusion, GW's Office of Advocacy and Support, Health Promotion and Education, and Milken Institute School of Public Health are excited to collaborate with George Mason University to share a semester-long program titled Well-Being for the People.
Registration for this event is now closed.
Diverse Perspectives in International Affairs: Indigenous Politics and Policies
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we are hosting a discussion that will focus on Indigenous Politics and Policy as well as provide an opportunity for Elliott students, faculty, and staff to engage with Native American and indigenous professionals who will share about their personal and professional journeys. Our guests include Dr. Elizabeth Rule, Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy and Rebecca Seewald ('18), Government Relations Specialist for Honeywell International. Dr. Rule is an enrolled citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and Ms. Seewald is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation.
Monday, November 30 at 12:00PM Eastern Time
Sponsored by the ESIA Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policies
The Korean War, Remembrance, and the Making of Modern Puerto Rico
On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Harry Franqui-Rivera, Associate Professor of History, Bloomfield College, discussed his research on the Korean War and the Puerto Rican experience.
Sponsored by: East Asia National Resource Center
Dialogos Hispanos: Conversations with Hispanic/Latinx Leaders
Review highlights from the inaugural installment of Diálogos Hispanos: Global Conversations with Hispanic/Latinx Leaders, which featured Democratic Congressman Joaquín Castro (TX-20) on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. The Diálogos Hispanos Speakers’ Series is a new initiative that aims to inspire our community with global leaders who serve as role models; stimulate conversations about the role of Hispanics/Latinx in our global society and public service; and empower Hispanic/Latinx voices.
Sponsored by: Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute, Security Policy Studies Program, Elliott School Office of Diversity and Inclusion, LEAP Initiative, Multicultural Student Services Center, and Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program
Diverse Perspectives in International Affairs: Immigrant America, a Hidden Portrait
To recognize the start of the Latinx Heritage Celebration at George Washington University and National Hispanic Heritage Month, we were joined by guest speaker Dr. Tomás Jiménez for our Diverse Perspectives in International Affairs Series titled "Immigrant America: A Hidden Portrait."
Tomás Jiménez is Professor of Sociology and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. He is also Director of the Undergraduate Program on Urban Studies. His research and writing focus on immigration, assimilation, social mobility, and ethnic and racial identity.
Race and International Affairs Promoting Anti-Racism as a Foreign Policy Professional
Watch our panel of speakers who shared their experiences at the intersection of race and foreign policy to help inspire new and current students who are entering the field to become aware of race-based issues and become actively anti-racist in their personal and professional work. The event was moderated by Dr. Imani M. Cheers, Associate Director and Associate Professor of Digital Storytelling in the School of Media and Public Affairs.
We Are Elliott: Building an Inclusive Community
In case you missed it, tune in to our welcome event as part of New Student Orientation where we introduce the ESIA's Common Reading Program for Tell Me Who You Are. Learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion resources at the Elliott School and GW. Makeup discussion groups will be held over the next week to discuss the Common Reading.
Pride Month Happy Hour & Panel Discussion
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and Out in National Security co-hosted a virtual happy hour to discuss pressing LGBTQIA+ issues in national security and international relations. In addition to more substantive conversation, this event gave participants a chance to enjoy a glass of wine, chat, and develop friendships and community.
Town Hall Webinar: Anti-Asian Racism and Strategies for Inclusion in the Wake of COVID-19
Strategies for faculty, staff, and students to address mis/disinformation about COVID-19, recommendations to be inclusive of all perspectives related to the health situation, and how to support disproportionately targeted and vulnerable groups during a global pandemic. Moderated by Kylie Stamm, ESIA Diversity Program Manager. This is one of two ESIA Diversity & Inclusion webinars for GW’s month-long recognition of the Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration.
Keynote Webinar: Microaggressions: Toxic Rain in Educational Institutions
Dr. Derald Wing Sue, Professor of Counseling Psychology at Columbia University, describes the manifestation, dynamics and harmful impact of microaggressions on institutions of higher education, and what those with power and privilege must do to overcome their own biases, and create a learning environment that allows for equal access and opportunity for all. Although microaggressions may appear small, trivial, insignificant, and harmless, they have been found to have detrimental consequences to people of color, women and other marginalized groups in our society.