"We seek not only to reflect American society, but also to serve as a model for proactively engaging with difference, with respect, dignity, openness, and acceptance, recognizing that diversity reflects the society in which we live and can be its greatest strength."
Inclusive Teaching Statement
The Council on Diversity and Inclusion, with contributions of current students and faculty, has created an Elliott School Inclusive Teaching Statement. This was thoughtfully created to support all of our faculty members who are expected to practice inclusive teaching as outlined in this statement and to include a stated commitment in every syllabus.
Inclusive teaching encompasses four components:
- How we teach;
- What we teach, in terms of diverse perspectives and intentional inclusion of issues of social equity as they relate to the subject matter;
- Where we draw our pedagogical materials; and
- How we support constructive and supportive student engagement.
The full Elliott School Inclusive Teaching Statement outlines each of these four areas, along with initial resources to support understanding and operationalization of these inclusive teaching components.
Racial Diversity in International Affairs
Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion includes our dedication to anti-racist work. Elliott School faculty members developed the beginnings of a collection focused on Racial Diversity in International Affairs.
- Kelebogile Zvobgo and Meredith Loken, “Why Race Matters in International Relations,” Foreign Policy, June 19, 2020.
- Sankaran Krishna, Race, Amnesia, and the Education of International Relations, 2001, Alternatives, 26(4): 373-376.
- “In thinking of what it is that allows these numerous and violent encounters between different peoples to fall out of the history of international relations, it becomes obvious that a certain principle of abstraction is at work here, centering on the concept of "sovereignty." Wars are defined exclusively as the acts of sovereign powers on each other in a tradition that goes back a long way in IR discourse, whereas the impressive list above constitutes merely encounters between various forms of quasi states, native principalities, warlords, tribes, territories, and puppet regimes, on the one hand, and a sovereign state, on the other. Such encounters can hence be excised from the genealogy of international relations.” P. 405.
- Errol Henderson, “Hidden in Plain Sight: Racism in International Relations Theory,” Cambridge Review of International affairs Vol. 26, March 2013.
- Sampson, Aaron. 2002. Tropical anarchy: Waltz, Wendt, and the way we imagine international politics. Alternatives, 27: 429–457.
- Book Review (that is like a summary): Robbie Shilliam, “White World Order, Black Power Politics: The Birth of American International Relations, by Robert Vitalis,” International Affairs, Vol, 92, Issue 3, May 2016, 6 May 2016.
- Travis L. Adkins and Judd Devermont, “The Legacy of American Racism at Home and Abroad,” Foreign Policy, June 19, 2020.
- Christopher Richardson, “The State Department was Designed to Keep African Americans Out,” The New York Times, 23 June 2020.
- Tamara Cofman Wittes, “Promoting Human Rights Abroad When They’re Being Trampled at Home,” Brookings, June 3, 2020.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. “Beyond Vietnam,” April 4, 1967 Speech transcript.
- Misti Crane, “Low-Income, Black Neighborhoods Still Hit Hard by Air Pollution,” Science News, 10 August 2019
- Calvin Cupini, “Air Quality Is Worse on African American Neighborhoods. This Community Is Fighting Pollution with Data,” Discover, 20 February 2020.
- Sidney Fussell, “COVID-19 Flares Up in America’s Polluted ‘Sacrifice’ Zones,” Wired, 26 May 2020.
- Bill McKibben, “Racism, Police Violence, and the Climate Are Not Separate Issues,” The New Yorker, 4 June 2020.
- Video: “African Americans Disproportionately Affected by Climate Change,” ABC Boston, June 19, 2020.
- Malkia Amala Cyril, “Black America’s State of Surveillance,” The Progressive, 30 March 2015.
- Maurizio Santamicone, “Is Artificial Intelligence Racist? Racial and Gender Bias in AI” Medium, 2 April 2019.
- Wired, “Edward Snowden on Protecting Activists Against Surveillance,” 18 September 2018.
- Doris Marie Provinde, “Institutional Racism in Enforcing Immigration Law,” Norteamerica, Vol. 8 Special Issue 2013.
- Mark D. Ramirez and David A.M. Peterson, Ignored Racism: White Animus Toward Latinos, Cambridge University Press, June 2020.
- Uma Kothari, “An Agenda for Thinking about ‘Race’ in Development,” Progress in Development Studies 6, 1(2006) pp. 9-23.
- Messay Kebede, “African Development and the Primacy of Mental Decolonization,” Africa Development, Vol. 29 No. 1 (2005).
- The Guardian, “The Aid Sector Must Do More To Tackle Its White Supremacy Problem,” 15 June 2020.
- Lauren Reese, “Beyond Lip Service: Tackling Racism in Your Development Organization,” 17 June 2020, The New Humanitarian.
- James Joseph, Saved for a Purpose: A Journey from Private Virtues to Public Values, Duke University Press, 2015.
- Caroline Mala Corbin, Terrorists Are Always Muslim but Never White, Fordham Law Review, 2017.
- Vito D’Orazio and Idean Salehyan, “Who Is A Terrorist? Ethnicity, Group Affiliation, and Understandings of Political Violence,” International Interactions, Vol. 44 (6) Nov. 2018, pp. 1017-1039.
- (about White Nationalist terror) CSIS, The Escalating Terrorism Problem in the United States, June 17, 2020.
- Mahmood, Omar S. “Boko Haram and al-Shabaab: Adaptable Criminal Financing amid Expanded Terror,” in Thachuk, Kimberley L. and Lal, Rollie eds., Terrorist Criminal Enterprises: Financing Terrorism through Organized Crime, (Westport, CT.: Praeger, 2018), pp. 95-115.
- The Sentencing Project, “Criminal Justice Facts.”
- Cohen, Andrew. “How White Users Made Heroin a Public Health Problem,” TheAtlantic.com, August 12, 2015.
- Cheryl Nelson Butler, “The Racial Roots of Human Trafficking,” UCLA Law Review, 62 (6): 1464-1514, August 2015
- Prendergast, John and Sasha Lezhnev “From Mine to Mobile Phone: The Conflict Minerals Supply Chain (PDF)” The Enough Project: The Project to End Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity 10 November 2009.
- ECPAT Factsheet: Sex Trafficking of Children in Thailand (PDF) (ECPAT: End Child Prostitution and Trafficking).
- Nadia Murad, The Last Girl, Tim Duggan Books, 2018.
- K. Steven Brown, Kilolo Kijakazi, Charmaine Runes, and Margery Austin Turner, “Confronting Structural Racism in Research and Policy Analysis: Charting a Course for Policy Research Institutions (PDF),” The Urban Institute, February 2019.
- Learning and Teaching Toolkit from SOAS at the University of London
We are actively seeking additional resources to share with our faculty. Please contact [email protected] with any recommendations.