Diversity & Inclusion
The Walsh School of Foreign Service was established in the wake of World War I to prepare “future leaders to make the world safer, more equitable, more prosperous, and more peaceful.” Building on this mission, the STIA Program was founded in 1992 with the objective of educating future specialists in science and technology in global affairs, who work within and across diverse settings on science and technology challenges and opportunities. Histories of science and technology have had to reckon with and evolve past colonial origins, which have systematically overlooked voices, priorities, and finances of the global majority of people living outside wealthy nations.
Given the diversity in what challenges and innovation STIA encompasses, it is imperative to consider whose innovation, voices, and recognition counts. We affirm that the core mission of the SFS to address problems of security, equality, and prosperity can only be fulfilled by recognizing the common humanity among people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. Therefore, the STIA Program hereby affirms a commitment to diversity, equality, and justice in its institutional structures, research, and pedagogy.
In order to uphold this principle, the STIA Program is committed to ensuring not only diverse representation across various forms of identity, but also fostering an environment that is truly inclusive of all groups and elevating a diverse chorus of voices through our curriculum. We, therefore, also commit to adopting policies within the STIA Program as well as through our engagement beyond Georgetown that proactively address the systemic barriers that exclude marginalized groups from our program, school, and the broader fields of science, technology, and international affairs. Through the above actions, the STIA Program pledges to carry out its commitment toward fostering a student body, faculty, and staff that reflects, uplifts, and celebrates the diversity of humanity in race, caste, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual identity, religion, and class.
Related Information and Resources
- Centering Anti-Racism in the Curriculum
- SFS explains plans to implement its commitment to global anti-racism
- SFS Appoints Prof. Scott Taylor Inaugural Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- A Message for the SFS Community
- Confronting Racism
- Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action
- Self-Review for Addressing Bias in Our Syllabi