Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


As a School devoted to public service and to the values of liberty, equality, and justice, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs is committed to helping realize the vision of a more equitable and inclusive society. We embrace the diversity of experience of all members of our community, including those arising from differences of race, gender and gender identity, ethnicity, abilities/disabilities, age, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, geographic region, migrant/immigrant/refugee status, and veteran status. Our goal is a diverse, cosmopolitan community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

With this goal in mind, GSPIA will continually strive to increase the diversity of our faculty and staff; to recruit a more diverse student body, including from all regions of the United States and from around the world; to educate members of our community about the value of diversity and inclusiveness in public and international affairs; and to make all feel welcome. Our commitment includes unwavering support for freedom of expression and an environment where robust and civil debate thrives.


Read our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

  • Shanti Gamper-Rabindran

  • Erica Owen 

  • Uchenna Julia Mbawuike

  • Diane Roth Cohen 

  • Doreen Hernandez

  • Ilia Murtazashvili

  • Anisha Mallik 

  • Katrina Nicole Lenhart

  • Natasha Williams

  • Michael Kenney