GFD Diversity Series: Interdisciplinary Roundtable on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Academy
|Intended for||General public / Enrolled students / International students / University students / Academic and Administrative Staff|
|Date(s)||March 23, 2022 17:00 — 19:00|
|Entrance Fee||No charge|
|Registration Method||Advance registration required
|Registration Period||March 15, 2022 — March 23, 2022|
In September 2021, the University of Tokyo Global Faculty Development Program started a series of events on diversity in higher education, which aimed to highlight barriers to inclusion in campus settings faced by students and staff from marginalized backgrounds as well as create strategies for their resolution. Through dialogue and exchange with invited speakers, participants considered the cultural and historical roots of discrimination endured by racialized, gendered, and disabled members of academic communities. They also identified the importance of hearing from minoritized students and staff about their experiences, as well as advocating for individuals who may not be unable to do so themselves due to systemic problems.
This event is the culmination of the University of Tokyo GFD Program Series on Diversity in Higher Education. Invited speakers from previous events will be brought together as a roundtable to discuss the similarities and differences between their inclusive methods alongside faculty from different departments. Collectively, participants will identify paths and practices to build a more equitable university ecosystem.