Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education

It’s time to transform international affairs education. We offer resources to improve schools’ curricula, composition, and culture so that future foreign policy experts are better prepared to address the social forces contributing to fragility and unrest globally.

DEI Research and Resources

Time To Update Global Affairs Education

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in international affairs and public policy education. The Institute is leading a national effort to facilitate attention to these critical issues in universities. Our work encompasses the development of an extensive library and set of tools for fostering attention to DEI issues across schools and classrooms—from research summaries to syllabus guides, to tools for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion at your university. The Institute also convenes the University Leadership Council on Diversity and Inclusion in International Affairs Education (ULC), led by distinguished fellow Carla Koppell. The ULC links academic leaders, enabling them to engage with one another, sharing strategies for fostering attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion at their respective institutions.

Research and Resources: DEI in International Affairs

Our database houses well-cited scholarship by diverse author and/or scholarship that addresses key elements of diversity in the field of International Relations. The resource center spans topics central to international relations, including theories such as realism and liberalism, and emerging areas of interest such as transnational crime.

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Research on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education

Research summaries examine DEI-related issues in curricula, in campus culture, and in the diversity of the faculty, students and staff. These syntheses of the academic literature can be leveraged in creating and implementing DEI strategies and plans. View research summaries subdivided by topic.

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Tools and Tactics for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Access resources that cater to the needs of students, employers, scholars, and university administrators. Among these tools, you’ll find a list of DEI strategies and plans at U.S. universities, opportunities for mentorship, job posting sites, networking organizations, and more.