Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

    At NYU Wagner, we grapple with issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in everything that we do. It's a collective work in progress. By committing to it, we believe we can build better solutions to our toughest social challenges. 

NYU Wagner is committed to promoting the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in public service and to bringing an EDI lens to the various domains that shape our institutional culture and help advance our mission. We know that markers of difference shape the way we see the world, the way resources are distributed, the way policies are made, the way boundaries are drawn, and the way institutions are managed.

 

We have a deep and long-standing commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. As a school of public service, we embody these values through four domains:

  • Institutional practice
  • The educational experience
  • A diverse community
  • Wagner in the world

View NYU Wagner's EDI Mission & Plan
Explore NYU's Global Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives

Updates

Message from Wagner's Diversity & Inclusion Officer (June 12, 2020)

Dear Wagner Colleagues,

These last few weeks, we have witnessed our nation's response to police brutality and racism against people of African descent. Some have been silent while others have publicly spoken out, protested in spite of the COVD-19 pandemic, and shown their support/allyship to the black community. There are some who despite having strong feelings about these issues, have not known how to lend their support to these very important issues. I attended a meeting yesterday with the NYU Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity and Strategic Initiatives and Monroe France, AVP for Global Engagement and Inclusive Engagement offered some advice on how people can take action:

  • For allies and those who are not of African descent, you can educate yourself about black history and racism. Learn about the issues and understand the impact in today's society.
  • Donate to organizations that have been actively engaged in eradicating racism, police brutality, and those committed to solving critical issues within the black community.
  • Support black-owned businesses. A number of outlets have curated lists (NY Magazine, Forbes, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Uber Eats, Yelp, Epicurious, Glamour Magazine, Vogue, Etsy and many more)
  • Show support to your black colleagues; check in with your black colleagues.
  • The Office of Global Inclusion has updated their website in response to recent events and you can learn more about anti-racism education, programs and resources here.

I received an email last week from the NYU Leadership Initiative and they offered a number of ways you can get involved including organizations to donate to, petitions to sign, and education. Resources and information can be found in the attachment. 

You can make a difference and you can contribute to change. Together we all can play a part in creating change.

 

Thank you,

R. Carmel Boyle-Lewis 

Director, Human Resources | Diversity & Inclusion Officer

 

NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

212-998-7489 (voice)

wagner.nyu.edu

 

Research & Publications

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Check Cashing

Cashing in on Distress

Professor Jacob Faber explores the link between widening inequalities and the expansion of check cashing outlets during the Great Recession.

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Neighborhoods

"We Can't Stop Neighborhoods from Changing"

Professor Ingrid Gould Ellen's research explores the impact of rising rents in major US cities, including New York. We caught up with Professor Ellen for a Q&A about this accelerated trend.

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border

What the Mass Deportation of Immigrants Might Look Like

In a published essay for Slate, Professor Natasha Iskander explores policy implications of what a mass deportation operation targeting Mexican immigrants might look like.

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Diversity and Inclusion in Social Finance

NYU Wagner’s Social Innovation and Investment Initiative hosted the symposium on diversity and inclusion in social finance to discuss ways to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive agenda among social finance practitioners.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming

Power Dynamics panel

Panelists tackle gender equity through dialogue on sexual harassment in the workplace

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First-Gen buttons

First-generation college students share unique experiences in panel event

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Headscarves in the Workplace panel

Headscarves in the Workplace panel explores intersectionality

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‘I am a queer, Latino, Brazilian-born, Florida-raised, undocumented New Yorker.’

Lucas Lopes (MPA Candidate 2019)

I am a child of migration. I am a child of Russian and Italian great-grandparents who emigrated to Brazil in the 1930’s destined to manifest a new life for themselves.

This post is part of an ongoing series of student reflections on equity, diversity, and inclusion in public service.

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Lucas Lopes

‘I am a queer, Latino, Brazilian-born, Florida-raised, undocumented New Yorker.’

Lucas Lopes (MPA Candidate 2019)

I am a child of migration. I am a child of Russian and Italian great-grandparents who emigrated to Brazil in the 1930’s destined to manifest a new life for themselves.

This post is part of an ongoing series of student reflections on equity, diversity, and inclusion in public service.

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Courses

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Race, Identity, and Inclusion in Organizations

This course brings together a wide range of thinking and scholarship about race and identity to encourage learning about what race is, why it matters, and racial dynamics in organizations and how best to address them.

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LGBTQ Issues in Public Policy

This course provides an in-depth analysis of current LGBTQ policy achievements in the United States, including the recognition of marriage equality in all 50 states; the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; and increased anti-discrimination protections. 

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International Health Policy and Prospects (Geneva, Switzerland)

The Wagner School Summer Institute brings together faculty and students from the United States and other parts of the world for an onsite exploration of international health policy and prospects in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Resources

Explore EDI resources available to the NYU Wagner community; discover ways to get involved in school initiatives and activities beyond campus; and gain a deeper understanding of the research and editorial content that informs equity, diversity, and inclusion discussions.  

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