• 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

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

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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Alumni in Action: Sean Thomas Breitfeld (MPA-PNP)

After attending NYU Wagner, Sean became Co-Director of the Building Movement Project, which advances the potential for nonprofit organizations to have an impact in building movements for progressive social change.

Alumni in Action: Leading the Conversation about Race and Identity in Nonprofit Leadership

Alumni in Action: Sean Thomas Breitfeld (MPA-PNP)

After attending NYU Wagner, Sean became Co-Director of the Building Movement Project, which advances the potential for nonprofit organizations to have an impact in building movements for progressive social change.

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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