EXCERPT FROM DEAN DOUG ELMENDORF’S JUNE 8, 2020, STATEMENT ON COMBATTING RACISM
I hope we have come to a long-overdue time of change. One comfort I have found is the many people—some in positions of formal authority, and many not—who have stood up to promise that black lives matter and that we must transform our economic, political, and social systems to fulfill that promise. The Kennedy School is committed to doing its part.
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The Institutional Anti-racism and Accountability Project is an initiative at Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center that uses research and policy to promote anti-racism as a core value and institutional norm.
The HKS Library has created a reading list that is inspired and largely informed by the Institutional Anti-Racism and Accountability Project at the Shorenstein Center in partnership with the HKS Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging.
This collection documents the experience of COVID-19 on Black communities in America. Its intention is to create a collective conversation of material for teaching and learning about the contemporary effects of COVID-19 on the Black community as it is tied to the historical legacy of race in America.
Explore Harvard Kennedy School publications on aspects of justice, race, civil advocacy, equality, and related issues. This list captures recent books, working papers, journal articles, and other relevant research.
The William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice at Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership advances the social justice and civil rights legacy of William Monroe Trotter through research on social justice, community engagement, and engagement with government and other organizations.
The Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management is part of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Since 1980 it has conducted research to promote sound policy and effective management in the administration of safety and justice.
The Harvard Journal of African American Policy is the second-oldest, student-run review published annually by the Harvard Kennedy School. Its mission is to educate and empower in order to improve the quality of public policies affecting the African American community specifically and the African diaspora at large.
The Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Library is a collection of books, films, and other resources selected by the Harvard Kennedy School Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging and Library & Knowledge Services.
The HKS Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging has produced a tip sheet for having respectful, open, and productive conversations about race.
A list of HKS courses that will be offered for the 2020-21 academic year in which race is an important element.
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