Here, you can find all the latest news about IARA as we grow and collaborate with the broader community.
A call for anti-bias education
September 21, 2023
In a new article for Learning for Justice, Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad and IARA Research Projects Director Erica Licht share a call for anti-bias education to develop the next generation […]
5 ways that college campuses benefit from diversity, equity and inclusion programs
September 12, 2023
In a new article for The Conversation, Erica Licht shares five ways that DEI programs have made a difference at colleges and universities throughout the U.S.
Five ways to use our antiracism resource database
September 6, 2023
Answer pressing questions, discover new methodologies, and more with our Race Research and Policy Portal — a free database featuring easy-to-read summaries of peer-reviewed research.
Antiracism Summer Reading List
July 14, 2023
This summer’s recommended reads from the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project includes autobiographies, graphic novels, children’s books, and much more.
Authors Discuss Implications of Cannabis Legalization at Harvard Institute of Politics Forum
April 13, 2023
Featuring IARA in The Harvard Crimson
As attacks on campus diversity programs grow, HKS researchers point to evidence that equity and inclusion programs strengthen higher ed outcomes
February 16, 2023
The scholarly literature is clear that DEI programs help universities recruit, retain, and teach a more racially diverse pool of talented students and faculty.
Opinion: Three little letters that have Florida’s Ron DeSantis on the attack
February 13, 2023
By Erica Licht and Khalil Gibran Muhammad
What does it mean to have a strong multiracial democracy?
January 13, 2023
The Ash Center’s Khalil Gibran Muhammad and Archon Fung discuss how without a more robust commitment to upholding and protecting multiracial democracy the United States won’t be to solve its […]
The IARA Project receives Grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
December 15, 2022
Cambridge, MA—The Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project, a research project working on long-term solutions to achieving racial equity in organizations at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance […]
Our Top Research of 2022
December 13, 2022
Our work at the Ash Center is dedicated to tackling some of the toughest challenges facing democracy today—from ensuring equal ballot access, to advancing Indigenous sovereignty and promoting racial justice […]