Welcome to the home page of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging unit planning committee for Yale’s Global Strategy and Academic Initiatives.

Our unit’s DEI & Belonging plan is the product of community input, and it was designed to invite multiple levels of engagement. Please use the email links below to contact members of the planning committee to share your input. As we launch this five-year initiative, we recognize that each one of us is responsible for embracing diversity, prioritizing equity, and fostering inclusion and belonging.

Our aim with this website will be to collect resources and share information to help each member of our community engage in our planned initiatives. Please visit often as we add material in the coming weeks and months.

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Our DEI & Belonging Unit Planning Team Members are:

Ronice Awudu (Poorvu)
Nathan Camp (OIA)
Jenny Frederick, Chair (Poorvu)
Kristi Gibson (HR)
Elena Gosalvez Blanco (YYGS)
Molly Hampton (OISS)
Gaye Kim (YYGS)
Nathan Lubich (YC&E)
Sheila McCreven (OIA)
Leigh Anne Minutoli (TL)
Julia Muravnik (MC)
Asia Neupane (OIA & MC)
Laura Paul (YSC)
Emily Shandley (URO)
Lucas Swineford (Poorvu)
John Whalen (YYGS)

Previous Team Members:

Maurice Harris (YSC)
Norah Langat (MC)
Eddie Mandhry (OIA)
Garth Ross (YSC)
Richard Sosa (MC)

The work of our division involves close collaboration with colleagues in offices across the Yale campus such as the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies (MC). The division includes the following offices:

• Office of International Affairs (OIA)
• Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)
• Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning (Poorvu)
• University Registrar’s Office (URO)

• Yale-NUS College New Haven Office
• Yale Conference & Events (YC&E)
• Yale Schwarzman Center (YSC)
• Yale Trademark Licensing (YTL)
• Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS)

 “Global Strategy and Academic Initiatives serves the mission of the university by strengthening teaching and research both on campus and internationally. We are a diverse team, and inclusion and belonging are core to our mission.” 

— Pericles Lewis,Pericles Lewis
Vice President for Global Strategy and
Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives
Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English