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What policies and practices truly spark antiracist change in organizations? The Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project, situated within the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School, is a team of researchers, students, and experts dedicated to answering this question. Through rigorous evaluations of policies and practices, we share what works to create antiracist change in organizations across sectors.

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Latest IARA News

Catch up on the latest news on IARA’s work across the US and internationally.

  • Mending fences

    Published in QS Insights Magazine, this cover story explores legislation against DEI programmes are rattling US’ higher education landscape, featuring an interview with IARA Research Projects Director Erica Jacqueline Licht.

  • Reporting on DEI in higher education: 5 key takeaways from our webinar

    Three researchers offered journalists tips and insights to help strengthen news coverage of college DEI efforts and legislators’ push to restrict or ban them.