As the United States continues to address the challenges of inequity, systemic racism, and polarization, we need urgently to take tangible action to build a more just society. As an institution, Carnegie has an important role to play in overcoming the stubborn problems of injustice and inequality—across our society, country, and world—that eat away at human dignity.
A critical part of our mission—in the United States and abroad—is to understand and reverse the corrosive patterns of civil conflict, political violence, and exclusion. We must elevate a diverse array of voices that offer new perspectives and solutions and mentor the next generation of foreign policy scholars and practitioners. And, we must ensure that our own organization reflects the rich diversity of the countries in which we work, tackling in particular the inexcusable underrepresentation of women and minority voices in our field in the United States.
What follows is Carnegie’s plan of action for improving diversity, equity, and inclusion across our institution—and holding ourselves to account. We are grateful to everyone at Carnegie who has offered ideas, energy, and honesty to advance this effort, which will remain a very high priority for all of us in the months and years ahead. We are committed to this crucial cause.
As an organization dedicated to advancing international peace, we believe our work is enriched and should be informed by a diverse array of perspectives. The Carnegie Endowment is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community among staff and partners and on our public platform. Each year we will update our community on our efforts to strengthen our scholarship, our culture, and our profession.
Carnegie is a greater community of more than 300 people across twenty countries working together to solve global challenges and advance international peace. Our mission will be best served when we reflect the rich diversity of the communities in which we operate. To hold ourselves accountable to that goal, we will report annually on our global demographics. Following are two sets of data: the first is what we gather for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEO1 form, which covers U.S. employees only. The second is data gathered from our first voluntary demographic survey, which was sent to all full- and part-time staff, interns, fellows, and visiting and unpaid nonresident positions across our entire global network. Our goal is to increase voluntary participation in this survey every year to help inform DEI plans and track progress globally.
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