Truth and Transformation


The Initiative for Institutional Anti-racism and Accountability (IARA) is a new initiative in the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School directed by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. The goal of this enterprise is to use research and policy to promote anti-racism as a core value and institutional norm. To this end, IARA proposes to further explore and examine how understanding and engaging with institutional history impacts organizations when forging a path forward for equity. While the field of racial equity and anti-racism is not new, it remains underdeveloped within the context of applied knowledge and pedagogy for organizational behavior and institutional change.

Thank you to the Open Society Foundations for providing funding for the convening.


When & Where


Wednesday, October 16, 2019
11:00 am to 7:00 pm


This convening is open to HKS alumni, students, staff, faculty, and invited guests.


Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge MA 01238
Nye ABC, Taubman Building 5th floor